Wanstead Co-op to close again (temporarily)

Just two years after it was closed to be fitted out under its new guise, the Wanstead Co-op is to shut again for a refit. A planning application displayed at the shop refers to new air conditioning units, but the two-week closure implies some major work being done on the inside. This will be welcomed … Continue reading “Wanstead Co-op to close again (temporarily)”

Wanstead’s Co-op snobbery

A delicious slice of Wanstead history is revealed in the Leyton-based site Across the Divide: Wanstead folk in the 60s didn’t want to be seen in a Co-op. Margaret Wilks, writing about shops on Leytonstone High Road, said: “Bearmans used to have a fantastic Father Christmas. But you had to be middle class to shop … Continue reading “Wanstead’s Co-op snobbery”