Lost in London

A talk by David Annals to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch

Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month

Time: 19:30pm
Doors open: 19:00pm
Venue: Churchill Room, Wanstead Library
Address: Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London E11 2RQ
Visitors: £3
Refreshments
Parking: Free car parking (car parking charge at Library does not apply to Society branch meetings)

Inconvenient People

A talk by Sarah Wise to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch

Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 19:30pm
Doors open: 19:00pm
Venue: Churchill Room, Wanstead Library
Address: Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London E11 2RQ
Visitors: £3
Refreshments
Parking: Free car parking (car parking charge at Library does not apply to Society branch meetings)

What didn’t kill us

A talk by Jean Fullerton to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch

Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 19:30pm
Doors open: 19:00pm
Venue: Churchill Room, Wanstead Library
Address: Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London E11 2RQ
Visitors: £3
Refreshments
Parking: Free car parking (car parking charge at Library does not apply to Society branch meetings)

 

Coroners Inquests

A talk by Kathy Chater to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch.

Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month

Time: 19:30pm

Doors open: 19:00pm

Venue: Churchill Room, Wanstead Library

Address: Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London E11 2RQ

Refreshments

Visitors: £3

Parking: Free car parking (car parking charge at Library does not apply to Society branch meetings)

Terror in the Night: the 1953 North Sea Surge

A talk by Michael Holland to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch

Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the month

Time: 19:30pm

Doors open: 19:00pm

Venue: Churchill Room, Wanstead Library

Address: Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London E11 2RQ

Refreshments

Visitors: £3

Parking: Free car parking (car parking charge at Library does not apply to Society branch meetings)

Introduction to Wanstead

Interesting introduction to Wanstead – plus stunning pictures – from Jonathan Lethbridge at the Wanstead Birder blog.

What is now known as Wanstead (from the Anglo Saxon “Wen”, a small hill, and “Stede”, meaning a settlement) once formed the extensive and manicured grounds of Wanstead House, until it was demolished in the 19th century. The owner, one William Wellesley-Long, was somewhat of a gambler, and after losing his fortune on VIIIVIIIVIII.com, had to sell the house – literally, brick by brick