We have a long history of picking apart articles written in the news about Wanstead, and the latest example to attract people’s attention was this profile in MyLondon.
It’s rare nowadays for news providers to send reporters out of the office (or away from their dining room table) to actually visit the places they are reporting on, so this is a welcome article, even though it was written by their “SEO Reporter” (ie the person who writes things to attract the attention of Google).
So some key quotes, wilfully taken out of context:
If you buy here, you stay here.
I mean, look at Gail’s, it’s packed the entire time.
The best thing about the area is that is has two stations
In the evening, it’s a ghost town.
But, surprise surprise, people in Wanstead love Wanstead though are anxious about the cost of living, rents, property prices and inequality.
One thing we did learn – the newsagents now known as Krishanco has been there for more than 100 years, well before gentrification. Long may it continue.
H/T Gaynor, and Ray