Congratulations Lucy

Wanstead’s celebrated opera singer Lucy Crowe has been given an OBE in the King’s birthday honours, it’s been announced. The award is for her services to music.

Lucy was the star of a memorable Wanstead Fringe event last year in the grounds of St Mary’s church where she and husband Joe Walters performed a wide range of music. During lockdown they became locally famous for performing in their front garden for their neighbours. She is better known outside Wanstead as an international opera and concert soprano, singing all around the world. She will be singing twice at this year’s BBC Proms.

Also to mark the King’s birthday today will see Trooping the Colour with the traditional flypast – and as we know Wanstead is one of the best places to see this from as the planes come into view to go over Central London.

This year a special flypast viewing event is being held – again in the churchyard at St Mary’s. Details here:

Flypast photos are welcome as always to

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