Wansteadium reader AJS writes: “Anyone else had issues with Wanstead addresses being wrongly marked as LeytonstoneÂ online? I’ve been going round in circles with BT today – our new router didn’t arrive yesterday because “Leytonstone” in an otherwise-correct address seemed to confuse Postie and it was marked as a “Missort” (and redirected to who-knows-where). Speaking to BT today they say it’s just the data Royal Mail gives them, so now not sure where fault is! Any ideas if we can get Wanstead recognised as an actual place in postcode terms! ;-)”
It’s a related issue which has clearly confounded none other than Time Out magazine. Last year, you may remember, Wansteadium stamped its foot in a rather surly manner when Time Out’s Love London awards had one category for Leytonstone and Wanstead. Which was fine, except they called the category “Leytonstone”. The magazine eventually did the right thing and renamed the category following our footstamp.
But lo and behold, this year’s Love London awards has added insult to injury by having a new single category of Leyton – covering Leyton, Leytonstone AND Wanstead. Â Time out, Time Out.
(But good luck to the numerous Wanstead shops, bars and restaurants which are contenders – and to all readers, please don’t be put off voting. You can do so here.)