Fringe focus: The curiosities of Wanstead Park

Historian Hannah Armstrong delighted people interested in local history earlier this year with her landmark history of Wanstead Park – and with her talks about where some of the glories of the former palace ended up.

For this year’s Fringe, as part of the first Wanstead Book Festival, Hannah is returning to the subject today (Wednesday) with a talk about the curious parts of the Wanstead House glories which still exist – the Grotto and the Temple. How did they become part of the estate, and why are they still standing?

Tickets are still available for Hannah’s talk which takes place on Wednesday evening in the Churchill Room at Wanstead Library at 7.30. Order below.