The Wanstead Festival

We had a successful day at the Wanstead Festival this year, signing up many new members. We think the fantastic weather played a part, as did our new-look stand.


Alongside our regular ‘spot the door’ quiz, we asked locals "What’s your Wanstead wish?" People were asked to write down their wish, whether it be
silly or serious, and tie it to the wish tree. It really engaged people and got them thinking about their local area.

We had all sorts of creative responses: "a sparkly high street at Christmas", "tango on Christchurch Green", and more down to earth ones such as "better sports facilities" and "a haberdashers". And there was one wish that cropped up time and time again, which was "a farmers market".

This is one wish that could easily come true!

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