This moment from the BBC’s Test Match Special was when Wanstead Cricket Club’s 20-year-old batsman Robin Das (pictured below) had his England debut, playing as a substitute in the Lord’s Test against New Zealand. Congratulations to him and the Das family.
Some useful details for this weekend’s activities. More events too in the Wanstead Events Calendar.
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As usual Wanstead will get a ringside seat for the flypast on Thursday morning as the aircraft come low to fly over central London. They are expected after 12.50, and St Mary’s church is holding a viewing party.
The highest point in Redbridge is at the Redbridge Cycling Centre, so that is where our corporate beacon will be lit. We don’t think it will be visible from Wanstead, though we may be wrong, and beacons may be visible towards the south for anyone with views in that direction. The beacon will be lit at 9.45pm.
These are the days and times of Wanstead street parties over the next few days. Hopefully the weather forecast will improve for the weekend.
|Street to be closed and Street Numbers/Junctions Affected||Party Date||Time|
|Pulteney Road, from Foxdene Close to 62||03/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Empress Avenue, from Woodford New Road to A1199 Woodford Green||03/06/2022||9pm-10pm|
|Addison Road, from Cambridge Park to Chaucer Road||04/06/2022||9am-10pm|
|Dover Road, from Margaretting Road to Wanstead Park Avenue||04/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Preston Drive, from 10 to 62||04/06/2022||10pm-6pm|
|Clavering Road, from Northumberland Avenue to Empress Avenue||04/06/2022||11am-11pm|
|Gloucester Road, From Buckingham Road to Leicester Road||04/06/2022||10am-10pm|
|Cowley Road, from junction of Wellesley Road to Nightingale Lane||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Mansfield Road, Harrier Avenue to Redbridge Lane West||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Cheyne Avenue, from 1 to 52||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Broxbourne Avenue, from Cranbourne Avenue to Charnwood Drive||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Tavistock Road, from No 3 to Cleveland Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Rutland Road, from Leicester Road to Buckingham Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Gordon Road, from Cambridge Park to Chaucer Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Windsor Road, from Lakehouse Road to Belgrave Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Spratt Hall Road, from Woodbine Place to Chaucer Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Alexandra Road, from Hermon Hill to Burton Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Voluntary Place, from 20 Voluntary Place to end and to end of Greenstone Mews||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Warren Road, from Redbridge Lane West to Langley Crescent||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Colebooke Drive, From Langley Drive up to and including 32 and 48 Warren Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Orford Road, From No. 22 to Pulteney Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|South View Drive, From Monmouth to Hurstwood Avenue||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Crescent Road, from Waverley Road to End of Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Langley Drive, From Langley Crescent to Colebrooke Drive||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Cranbourne Avenue, from Rodney Road to Ashbourne Avenue||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Warwick Road, From Buckingham Road to Leicester Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Chester Road, from Oak Hall Road to Drummond Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Cadogan Gardens, from No. 45 to No. 101||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Dangan Road, from Cambridge Park to Chaucer Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Deynecourt Gardens, From Eaton Rise to Elmcroft Avenue||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Wellington Road, From High Street to Nelson Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Elmhurst Drive, from No. 1 to No. 15||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Richmond Way, from Belgrave Road to Lakehouse Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
|Grosvenor Road, From Stanstead Road to Leicester Road||05/06/2022||9am-9pm|
And lastly, congratulations to Wanstead Church School for restaging this photo from 1977. Any Wansteadium readers who were in the original photo are welcome to share their kudos below.
The council’s plan to install a raised platform at the Zebra crossing on Wanstead High Street outside the Corner House has become a bit clearer.
The plans were published earlier this year, but now there are markings on the road which indicate that the road is going to be substantially narrowed at the crossing, with a ramp which will bring the road level up to pavement height. This will bring it into line with the modern style for crossings – and we imagine will make the crossing somewhat safer. Vehicles will be slowed by the raised platform, and pedestrians will be on the road for less time.
Earlier this year there was a collision at the crossing in which a pedestrian was injured. In 2016, 91-year-old Basant Lal Sharma was killed on the crossing.
We’ve been convinced for some time that Wes Streeting (MP for a part of the Greater Wansteadium area) will be the next leader of the Labour party. The Evening Standard agrees, apparently, according to this article by Emily Sheffield published on Friday.
Wanstead’s parklet is nearly a year old, and people’s views on it are now being collected. A research project by the University of Westminster is asking residents what they make of it by taking part in an online survey.
Officially known as the Wanstead Mobility Hub, the parklet was installed last Spring and initially (we thought) looked rather attractive, though the woods and plants are in need of a bit of TLC. But it’s the mobility aspects the survey is really interested in (see pic below), and the survey raises the prospect of the hub only being there on an experimental basis.
The survey is here: https://extraredbridge.commonplace.is