Some people think the idea that Wanstead should be considered “a village” is a bit twee. Others defend it affectionately, and sometimes even passionately.
Either way, the village-ness gets an almighty backing in Friday’s Times property supplement. These are the key paragraphs…
The paper mentions the local sporting facilities – golf, cricket, riding – and the good ratings for Wanstead Church School and Wanstead High School.
It then goes on to talk about community spirit, giving due credit to the playground fundraising, but unavoidably missing out a mention either of local blogs or annual fringe festivals. Weird.