Matt Longmoor, a 20-year-old Wanstead photographer, has charted some of the sights of his teenage years with his nifty Canon S31S. He cites the landscapes of Ansel Adams as one of his inspirations, and it’s not hard to see what he means. (Anyone interested in contacting Matt – for prints or even commissions – can do by e-mailing matthew_j_longmoor[at]hotmail.co.uk.
Wansteadium reader Lucy Frankel passed on this amazing film of her grandfather Eric Frankel, who lived in the same Wanstead house for more than 50 years. The film is by Lucia Ashmore and is poignant, atmospheric, and worth taking time to watch. Eric is now 96 and lives in Ireland, but Wanstead was his home.
Architecturally-minded readers of Wansteadium are invited to comment on the new house which has been built next door to the former United Reformed Church hall on Grosvenor Road. To the untrained eye there is nothing cheap about the new house, but your comments are invited, either in the comments field here or via wansteadium[at]gmail.com. Please state, if e-mailing, if you would rather remain anonymous.
With the much-acclaimed Tiffin Tin moving in to Wanstead, it’s time for the inaugural Wansteadium poll. Restaurant or takeaway, where do you think you get the best Indian meal in Wanstead?
The details of proposed hours are dramatic. As the table shows, weekday opening at Wanstead will be three-and-a-quarter hours, and just an hour-and-a-half at Snaresbrook. Weekend opening is either one or two hours.
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The mayor’s plan emphasises that there “will always be staff present at every station to help passengers” and that no ticket offices will close completely. And as the full list of proposed closures demonstrates, the two E11 stations are by no means alone. However passengers at Snaresbrook have been signing a petition against the closures, with opponents producing the pictured leaflet (click to enlarge).