Wansteadium’s Most Read in 2012

It’s time for our annual end-of-year report on ourselves. You may be interested in knowing that in 2012, there were:


visits in total, from


different people (“unique users”), and a massive


pageviews in the year. (Figures from Google Analytics.)

The top ten most-read stories were:

1. Reviews of Wanstead’s new Provender  (February)
2. Farewell 62 Spice (March)
3. New to Wanstead High Street – three reasons to be cheerful (January)
4. Tea for Wanstead (September)
5. A great day for Wanstead (February)
6. Wanstead News roundup; Parking, buses, pews, tapas hogs (May)
7. Wanstead: the new City bonus haunt (March)
8. Thieves steal Wanstead police station roof (May)
9. Inside Wanstead’s new teashop Time for Tea (November)
10. Come back Chicken Spot, all is forgiven (October)
(*For reference, here are the 2011 figures.)
Our most retweeted tweet was this one. Our top follower on Twitter (ie the person who retweeted us the most) was a gentleman by the name of @nick_affleck.

Finally, our thanks to everyone who played a part in Wansteadium in the past 12 months. It’s been a year in which we’ve launched our messageboard, Wanstead Talk, the Wanstead Magazine Club, the Wanstead Weekend Photo and more besides, all without having any distraction of filthy lucre or commercialisation. We have some rather over-ambitious plans for the year ahead – who knows if they will come to fruition. But if you are interested in getting involved with Wansteadium we’d be delighted to hear from you especially if you have an interest or ability in web product development, php, data harvesting/presentation, or hedgehogs. Also, if you’re a Wanstead property obsessive, we should talk. Get in touch via the usual method – wansteadium@gmail.com. And since you’ve read this far, you’re really missing out if you haven’t yet signed up for our excellent e-mail newsletter, which is published not more than once a day, and usually only about three times a week. Sign up here – it’s free and thoroughly spiftacular.