All members are welcome to come and join us for our summer social from 7:30pm in the Nightingale Pub in Wanstead for a free drink and catch up. The summer social aims to be an informal do with a chance to meet with new and old members, ask us what we are doing – and should be doing – for Wanstead. This is your society, so take the chance to enjoy it.
September is a busy month for us, but this is quick update to let you know that we turn 20 on Sunday 24th September.
To mark the occasion we are holding a small get together in Gallery 84 in Nightingale Lane between 3-5pm. Come and have a glass of prosecco on us to celebrate. If you would like to attend, please just reply to this e-mail as we need an idea of numbers at Info@wansteadsociety.org.uk
On Sunday 17th September we will have our usual stall at the Wanstead Festival. If you are free, pop over and see us. It always a great day and we would love to meet as many of our members as we can
On Saturday 16th July, the Wanstead Society was pleased to Welcome the Mayor of Redbridge in formally opening the Wanstead Playground. Our Chairman, Scott Wilding, has been a trustee of the Playground Association for 2 years working with parents and guardians to raise over £100,000 for this great cause.
The Wanstead Society donated £1,200 which paid for new pic-nic tables.
It has been a long campaign but its finally open. Scott Said: “My nan used to take me to play at that park when I was little, and now future generations can enjoy this facility. It’s a great bit of news – well done Wanstead for raising all the funds needed”
It is hoped that the play-park will provide free fun for kids for at least 20 years before needing to be replaced again.
A painting that hung in St Mary’s Church in Wanstead for over 100 years of Christ’s resurrection was thought to be a 19th Century painting. It is in fact a 16th Century studio copy of the original Guercino which sits in the Chicago Museum of Art.
The Wanstead Society has pledged to help restore this painting, expected to cost around £30,000. When the painting is restored it will go back on display having had over 400 years or dirt removed to reveal the beautiful colours that hide behind.
St Mary’s is hosting a music concert on 26th September 2015 to raise funds for the restoration of this painting. If you are interested to know more, please e-mail email@example.com