Wanstead news roundup, 4.7.10; The bowler’s Holding, Wanstead cinema, and no more Wanstead Sauna?

• A spectacular traffic snarl-up which stretched from the M11 to Wanstead High Street last Monday meant that legendary West Indian fast bowler Courtney Walsh didn’t make it to Wanstead Cricket Club in time to open new training nets as planned. But all was not lost – fellow legendary West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding … Continue reading “Wanstead news roundup, 4.7.10; The bowler’s Holding, Wanstead cinema, and no more Wanstead Sauna?”

Wanstead news roundup, 14.5.11; Driving, sauna, parking

• Wanstead driving test centre has the lowest pass rate of any centre in the country, says the Wanstead Guardian. It’s not quite true – figures from the DSA show Thornbury centre to be marginally worse – but it’s still very very low. The paper says low incomes are to blame, but that doesn’t seem … Continue reading “Wanstead news roundup, 14.5.11; Driving, sauna, parking”

Wanstead news roundup, 24.11.10; After the sauna? Plus more UFO madness, and Christmas

• Wansteadium reader Jana writes: Has it reopened? The ‘Wanstead Sauna‘ sign has recently been replaced by one that says something like ‘Men’s Grooming Centre’… Now, I might be reading too much into this.. but… hmmmm. Perhaps a male Wansteadium reader can pop along to see what’s on offer and report back! • Internet apparently … Continue reading “Wanstead news roundup, 24.11.10; After the sauna? Plus more UFO madness, and Christmas”

Pass Go, collect £200, land on… Wanstead?

Wansteadium welcomes our new regular property blogger, George C Parker, who writes: What colour would Wanstead be on the Monopoly Board? Young and old will remember squabbling over late rent or parking fines one Boxing Day or other. Speculate, accumulate, buy, sell, shuffle deviously, give Granny the wrong change when she lands on your Northumberland … Continue reading “Pass Go, collect £200, land on… Wanstead?”

Wanstead news roundup, 5.1.11; Booty, bags and late-night massage

• How to spend 300,000 on Wanstead High Street – a question exercising the minds of administrators after it became clear that the money was to be allocated from central grants. The more hardline advocates of Wanstead improvement would say that investment money needs to be matched with strict planning rules to have the desired … Continue reading “Wanstead news roundup, 5.1.11; Booty, bags and late-night massage”