Farewell to the Wanstead oasis

During the hottest days of this summer, one patch of Wanstead remained verdant and lush. It now too has dried up.

The oasis on Elmcroft Ave – also known as the Sinkhole, and the Elmcroft Marsh, was until last week green and thriving, thanks to a leaky pipe buried beneath the grass. That has now been fixed (good job too when water restrictions are just around the corner) and the patch has been made good.

Sadly for the grass seed put there, there’s no sign of rain. Just a few pigeons filling their bellies.