White beard season arrives

The traditional season-opener – Maz at Heads n Tails proudly showing his temporary forest – is here, as is a welcome sense of festive anticipation on the High Street.

And while the shops are gearing up – not least the Ginger Pig which is looking suitably Victorian – there is also a giving spirit which belies the troubled times we’re living in.

Among the efforts we’ve noticed (feel free to point out more) are:

  • The Manor House once again collecting winter clothes to be given to the homeless
  • Petty Son & Prestwich collecting food bank donations
  • The Cuckfield taking contributions for distribution
  • The Duke eschewing Black Friday offers but instead making donations to the Kindness in E11 campaign
  • We’ll add to this list with any additions (send them to info@wansteadium.com)