Regular Wansteadium contributor Marcus Tylor found this old page of a 1987 Evening Standard at the bottom of a cupboard. It paints a fascinating picture of how the paper saw Wanstead 30 years ago, and being published shortly after the great storm shows evidence of fallen trees on St Mary’s Ave.
The opening sentence – saying that Wanstead people were sorry their postcode was E11 and not one in Essex – is just one of the observations which feels rooted in the 1980s. As is this line about meetings at the golf club:
Some things – like the debate about parking in central Wanstead – were concerns then as now.
The piece drips with interesting lines – do share any that particularly intrigue you. Â You can see a higher resolution image of the page by clicking or touching this link.