Welcome to London Wanstead

Wanstead Prep School

Does anyone remember this schol in the late 40s and early 50s? It was on Hermon Hill, heading towards South Woodford, before the junction with Nelson Rd., and on the right hand side. The back gate of the school was in Wellington Rd. Would love to hear...I was a pupil till the school closed in 1954.

Sun Dec 09

Hi

Hi are you still looking for cleaner / housekeeping work?

Thu Apr 05

Can you take my dog for a walk today?

Hi, would you be able to take my dog for a walk today, pleaser? Many thanks

Tue Dec 26

Aldersbrook Primary School

I attended Aldersbrook School between 1953 and 1957 and then passed 11 plus and went to Thomas Hood School across the flats. I remember Mr Slaughter..he caned me a few times. I used to live at 8 Herongate Road. Aldersbrook was a nice place to grow up. My email for any ulmni to get in touch is

Sun Jan 29

I was also brought up in Aldersbrook, Wanstead.

Born in 1961 so some of the teachers may be later additions but I was well acquainted with Mr Slaughter and, yes, the very strict & somewhat frightening Mrs Morgan! I also remember the lovely Mrs Galley, Ms Bailiff, Ms Garland, maths teacher Mr Trott, Ms Field, Ms Roberts, Ms Runeckles, Mrs Piankos (not sure of spelling?) and the wondrous Ms Martin. Have some good memories and some not so good (vivid recollections of being pulled about by the nit nurse in the cloakroom!). Aldersbrook was a lovely place for a child to grow up in and I revisited regularly until my parents passed a few years ago now.

Sun Feb 15

I was also brought up in Aldersbrook, Wanstead.

Born in 1961 so some of the teachers may be later additions but I was well acquainted with Mr Slaughter and, yes, the very strict & somewhat frightening Mrs Morgan! I also remember the lovely Mrs Galley, Ms Bailiff, Ms Garland, maths teacher Mr Trott, Ms Field, Ms Roberts, Ms Runeckles, Mrs Piankos (not sure of spelling?) and the wondrous Ms Martin. Have some good memories and some not so good (vivid recollections of being pulled about by the nit nurse in the cloakroom!). Aldersbrook was a lovely place for a child to grow up in and I revisited regularly until my parents passed a few years ago now.

Sun Feb 15

Elderly Home Care Assistant

Hello my name is Jahan, I am an experienced elderly home care assistant looking to provide regular home care to elderly people who require care assistance. I am available on flexible hours if required. I also have CRB checked and fully trained. I own & drive my own car, therefore distance with a reasonable reach is not an issue. My references are available on request. Please Contact: ********3,

Tue Feb 10

Have to agree with you there, I had a magical childhood, playing on the Flats & in Wanstead Park. The fantastic Mr Slaughter who once called me a 'clot' - Oh the shame! Do you remember Mrs Galley and going up spiral stairs to office to collect gold stars? We were indeed privileged to grow up in such a wonderful little area. Lovely to revisit those memories - thank you

Tue Dec 16

Aldersbrook

Hi Catherine, I also attended Aldersbrook Primary school, between 1956/7 until 1963 when after passing the 11 plus (God alone nows how !)I followed my elder brothers to Leyton County High. I was born at home , 48 Herongate Road on 22nd May 1952 and we moved to Redbridge in 1964. (Worst move we ever made, Nowhere as good as Aldersbrook). In addition to the schoolteachers you mentioned I remember Mr Brown a very kind slightly rotund balls man in his mid 40's. He ran the school football team, which played its matches on the Flats. You are some years younger than me and I cannot say that I remember your name, although in different years we attended school at the same time

Wed Dec 03

BOOK GROUP

Hello, I am organising three book groups at The Village Bookshop in Woodford Green. One for adults, one for children 7+ and another for children 10+.

There will be no charge and events will be held at the bookshop.

Please contact the bookshop on 0208 ****51 if interested.

Groups are due to start end of January.

Saba

Thu Jan 16

Pooch Walker.

Dog Walking service available if you are at work all day I can offer a walking service for your Pooch. Can get refs and the fee would be £10ph. One or two dogs are ok.

Wed Sep 11

Great cleaner/housekeeper Wanstead! Excellent references!!!

Hi, I am 27 years old female and looking for more work as a cleaner/housekeeper. I have UK business degree, proper experience and can provide excellent references from happy and satisfied customers in South Woodford and Wanstead area.

I am hard-working, reliable and trust worth person with positive attitude and good eye for details.

contact me for more info:

Tue Sep 03

Great cleaner/housekeeper Wanstead! Excellent references!!!

Hi, I am 27 years old female and looking for more work as a cleaner/housekeeper. I have UK business degree, proper experience and can provide excellent references from happy and satisfied customers in South Woodfordand Wanstead area.

I am hard-working, reliable and trust worth person with positive attitude and good eye for details.

contact me for more info :

Tue Sep 03

Come And Support Barkingside Fc

Come and support Barkingside Fc in the 1st ever Ryman League North game

Saturday 10th August

Barkingside Fc v Cheshunt Fc 3pm Kick off

All support welcome

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters

Tue Aug 06

No we are needing other shops there are more than 2 that already do those items

no

Fri Jul 12

Good Football Club Looking For A Good Standard Manager

Hainault Athletic Reserves are looking for a new manager for next season, unfortunately the present manager has had to stop due to work commitments. We are based in Hainault which is at the end of the Central Line(Eastbound) We play in the Independent Sunday League which is based around the East London/Essex area. So if your interested in managing a good team with good team spirit, then please contact me

Damo

Tue Jun 18

Good Football Club Looking For A Good Standard Manager

Hainault Athletic Reserves are looking for a new manager for next season, unfortunately the present manager has had to stop due to work commitments. We are based in Hainault which is at the end of the Central Line(Eastbound) We play in the Independent Sunday League which is based around the East London/Essex area. So if your interested in managing a good team with good team spirit, then please contact me

Damo

Tue Jun 18

Come And Support The Newest Team In The Ryman North League

Come and support Barkingside Fc next season

Barkingside Fc finished runners up in the Essex Senior League and won the Essex Senior League league cup.

The team play there homes games at

The Oakside Stadium,

Station Road

Barkingside

Essex

IG6 1NB

literally behind Barkingside tube station

The Club are always looking for new supporters and sponsors.

Tue Jun 04

Fri Feb 01

GREAT CLEANER / HOUSEKEEPER FOR YOUR HOME!!! EAST LONDON ! EXCELLENT REFRENCES

HI,

I AM 26 YEARS OLD FEMALE AND LOOKING FOR MORE WORK AS A CLEANER/HOUSEKEEPER. I CAN PROVIDE EXCELLENT REFERENCES FROM ALL MY PREVIOUS AND CURRENT JOBS AND CRB CERTIFICATE. ALSO I HAVE UK BUSINESS DEGREE.

I AM VERY HARD-WORKING, RELIABLE AND LOYAL GIRL WITH POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND FRIENDLY PERSONALITY.

I AM ALWAYS WELL-ORGANISED, PUNCTUAL, CLEAN AND RESPONSIBLE. CONTACT ME PLEASE FOR MORE INFO.

MY E-MAIL:

Mon Jan 14

Is this cat still around?

I believe this may be my cat that went missing four years ago in 2008. I have only just come across your post.. :(

Do you happen to know where this cat is now?

my email address is:

Mon Oct 29

Wanstead Seasonal Shop

I would say near the Park in the middle of the High Street.

Thu Sep 13

Seasonal Shop in Wanstead

I'm really not sure how well this type of shop would do. However, one major factor would be, where the shop is in the High Street.

Wed Sep 12

Seasonal Shop

Do you think a seasonal shop opening for Valentines, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Halloween and New Years would be good in Wanstead?

Tue Sep 11

How about trying Bouncing Bookstars, an interactive Storytelling group for under-fives?

If you want you and your little one to meet other local under-fives and their parents, could be a good start. Check out www.bouncingbookstars.com for more info.

Sun Sep 09

Babysitting service

Hello all, I can offer a babysitting/childminding service in and around Wanstead, very caring, responsible lady of 39 yrs, many years experience, good refs supplied, feel fre to call or email,

Thu Aug 30

Are you still looking for a tutor?

Sat Aug 25

11+ tutors

I am looking for a good tutor for my son for 11+

Does anyone out there recommend anybody?

Mon Jun 25

There's a wonderful daytime class with Caroline on thurs at 12.45 atSt Gabriels church hall,Park rd E12(101 frequent bus service from Wanstead,5 stops)

Sat Jun 09

B&W Male Cat with white cone collar lost

Hi,

Unfortunately we've lost our pet cat Boo, who escaped on friday 13th April evening from Rectory Crescent, Wanstead E11 after surgery on his back right paw and chemical castration, he was wearing a white cone collar to prevent him licking his wounds.

We'd be very, very grateful of any information leading to Boo's return and to pay for any veterinary care that he's had.

Please contact Stuart **** 674 362

Wed Apr 18

Clare

I would suggest Wanstead House, just up the road from Wanstead Station in St.Mary's Avenue.

Sat Apr 14

Clare

I would suggest Wanstead House, just up the road from Wanstead Station in St.Mary's Avenue.

Sat Apr 14

Babysitting Services @ Your Home

Hello

My name is Nasrin Khanam, a responsible mother and qualified NNEB nursery nurse looking to provide a regular BABYSITTING/CHILDMING services at your home. I enjoy working around children. I am a non-smoker. Parents can be assured that I have the CRB checked and the First-Aid Training.

Should you require a regular babysitter/childminder for evening or weekend I am the person you are looking for. I own & drive a car, therefore distance with a reasonable reach is not an issue. References will be sought.

My references are available on request.

Please Contact: ********3 for availability and prices.

Email:

Mon Mar 26

Hi, Try calling PBF Building Services and ask for Peter ********5. He is located in Buckhurst Hill.

Mon Feb 27

Hi, have you found anyone yet? If not I am interested. I am a mum of 1 and looking for something to do while my daughter is at school.

Thank you

Mon Feb 27

Party Venue

Am getting married in Australia this summer but would like to find a venue in or around the Wanstead area to celebtrate with friends and family on my return, looking for around 100 people, Early evening till late, would love some advice!

Mon Jan 16

where is the Tea Hut?

Fri Nov 04

Housekeeper available

I am based in Wanstead, can offer ironing, housekeeping, ect. My refs are excellent, I'm reliable, honest and flexible. Anything considered to your requirements. Can also offer after school care at your home, and pick up from school. Mature lady lots of experience my fees are £10 p.h. Please ring for a chat.

**** ****8

E.mail

Mon Oct 24

Great is'nt it

Tue Sep 06

YES YOU CAN EARN AS MUCH AS 100 POUNDS ENDORSING ARMY RECRUITMENT FORMS FOR OVERSEAS APPLICANTS

I work as Military Career adviser,presently filing applications for eligible potential overseas candidates into the UK ARMY from the commonwealth countries specifically, Nigeria.But we are currently looking for UK based Reference as prerequisites for enlistment.We can offer 100 Pounds for just signing the Sponsorship License Form over there in UK.Please do feel free to call the co-coordinator on tel :234 803 961 2786.Email:

Wed Jul 06

Looking for a decent, independent cleaner

Hi,

I'm based in E11 and am looking for a friendly, regular cleaner. Could anyone offer any recommendations? I don't want to use an agency...

Thanks!

Luke

Tue Jun 21

Wanstead Park Tea Hut

Just discovered this little gem in Wanstead Park, had a lovely cup of tea and the cakes are to die for. The best thing is that you get plenty of change from a fiver! Shall be back very soon.

Thu Jun 09

Excellent domestic cleaning

Covering South Woodford, Wanstead, Leytonstone.

Excellent references.

Pleease email:

Thu May 26

Art lessons for children

Fine Arts graduate offering art lessons for children.

Reasonable fees. Please email for more information

Thu May 26

Very nice area, perhaps the best in NE London

I have lived here for two years already and many of my family and friends also live here. Very cosy, green and family friendly, really quiet and beautiful. It's a gem especially good thing is that it is so close to Central Line too.

Thu May 26

Wanstead is a great place to live. Nice High Street with good resturants, coffee shops etc. Very handy for the Central Line. Plenty of green open space. You'll like IT.

Wed May 18

Wanstead..........it's excellent,several good schools, also playgroups. Bars and restaurants, several small and one huge park. Wanstead Park which is excellent again. still maintains a good large village attitude with lots of bistro type places to eat and drink. Nearest nightlife is Funky Mo Jo's in south woodford couple of quid for a taxi. Good selection of shops if you don't want to leave the area. Regards Jeanie

Thu May 12

LIVING IN WANSTEAD

Hi - Just wanting to get some information on what it's like Living in Wanstead. I live with my partner and two children (aged 7 and 3 years) in SW London but we're considering moving to Wanstead. Could you offer any tit-bits of advice on what it's like living in the area, or the surrounding areas?

Anything concerning schools, nurseries and playgroups, or nightlife - bars and restaurants, or family-friendly activities and parks and other places to go to? Any info on what the community is like will be really useful please.

I can be reached by email:

Mon Apr 11

I agree we need a fishmonger and a good book shop

Tue Feb 15

yeh theres one close to you

Thu Jan 27

Hi Lucy,

Can you please send me the details of the yoga teacher. I ready want to join yoga.

'Please help me.

Fri Aug 27

Dress Alterations

I am looking for a recommended seamstress/tailor for some clothing alterations - I would rather use someone that has been recommended than take a chance!

You can email me at

Wed Aug 04

Bricklayer - for new Garden Wall

I need an old brick garden wall demolished (front of house, very low) and replaced with a new one.

Can anyone recommend a good bricklayer/builder in the local area?

Leave details here or

Mon Jul 19

GARAGE FOR RENT

Secure single garage available to rent in Wanstead.

Just a short walk to Snaresbrook Station.

Ideal for storage of general household items or a vehicle. Available 24/7.

Monthly Rolling Contract

Bourne court, New Wanstead

Deposit £50

Price £160 / monthly

Station Name (Distance) Snaresbrook (150 metres)

Town Name (Distance) Wanstead (150 metres)

Available From 26-Jul-2010

Fri Jul 16

It's fine, handy for the station and the High Street. Not quite as good as it was, but you could do very much worse.

Tue Jun 22

It's fine, handy for the station and the High Street. Not quite as good as it was, but you could do very much worse.

Tue Jun 22

Gardner close

Hello

I am thinking of moving to the area, and just wanted to ask whats the area like around Gardner close.

Thank you Lisa

Mon Jun 21

Entertainer

Hello I am Rabbie Kadhim, a CRB Children's Entertainer with much experience. www.rabbiefun.com is my site. I will be moving to Leytonstone this week so will be local and can offer you a discount then so please do get in touch.

I provide balloon modelling, face painting, magic and much more!

Best wishes,

Rabbie

www.rabbiefun.com

Mon Jun 07

So would you rather this premises remain empty and boarded up? Many moneybags in this area (I don't count myself as one of them) will probably flock to this shop like wasps round a honeypot...

Thu May 27

So would you rather have an empty, boarded-up premises?

Thu May 27

Redbridge Green Fair

anyone know if the Green fair is on this year at Valentines park

Sat May 22

Redbridge Green Fair

anyone know if the Green fair is on this year at Valentines park

Sat May 22

7 to 11 shop

I see there is a 7 to 11 shop opened in the old Thresher shop top of Wellington Road.

Mon May 17

Bach flower course

A nine week introductory course on Bach flower remedies from Wednesday 28th April between 1pm and 3pm at Wanstead House, the Green. This is free for those on means tested benefits and £64 for those that are waged. This course aims:

• To give learners the confidence to select appropriate Bach flower essences to support friends, family and themselves

• To explain flower essences as a holistic therapy

More details contact

Fri Apr 23

Rabbit hutch & run wanted

I urgently need a rabbit hutch & run for my pet rabbit - the winter's over & he needs to hop about outside. Anyone got an unwanted one languishing in a back garden? Please contact me if so

Wed Apr 14

villeroy & bosh showroom

Wed Apr 14

yes it will be a bathroom showroom....just want we need - not!

Mon Apr 12

yes it is going to be a bathroom showroom

Mon Apr 12

Truffles chocolate shop

Does anyone know the latest on (former)Truffles chocolate shop? Last I read the owner applied and got retrospective planning permission to demolish it! That's a joke, considering it was demolished illegally under the council's nose. His son claimed it was falling down before they demolished it...that's convenient. Another piece of our heritage lost. I only wish I'd taken photos of this beautiful old building for posterity.

No doubt the owner, if it ever gets to court, will get a fine amounting to much less than the profit he makes 'developing' the site.

Sun Apr 04

Found out....it looks like a bathroom showroom...hmm

Sun Apr 04

Bionys hairdressers Wanstead

Biony's near Starbucks has a Vidal Sassoon trained stylist.

Sat Apr 03

Devon House shop Hermon Hill

Does anyone know what the 'Devon House' interior design shop( next to the driving test centre) in Hermon Hill is going to be? It seems to have had work done and signs say 'coming soon....' but what?

Sat Apr 03

good dog walker or i can do whatever you want me to

yh im a good dog walker and i cud do it for lyk £7 an hour- mail me -

Sun Mar 28

Hello Cheryl

In case you are still looking for the yoga class.

Ila

020 8514 4350

Sat Mar 20

Hello Sophie

Please feel welcome to call me about yoga classes.

020 8514 4350

thank you

Ila

Sat Mar 20

Hello Lucy

In case you need my telephone number.

0208 514 4350

All the best

Ila

Sat Mar 20

GOLF ROLLING STONES VOLKSWAGEN

Limited edition year 1995 , excellent bodywork and engine - 1.6, green, 96 000 miles

£1400 ono - call Caroline on **** 949 162 or Stephen on **** 29 86 35

Fri Mar 05

GOLF ROLLING STONES VOLKSWAGEN

LIMITED EDITION/ MILEAGE: 96 000

1995, FIVE DOOR HATCHBACK. 1.6 ENGINE.

EXCELLENT BODYWORK AND ENGINE.

£1,400 ONO

CONTACT CAROLINE ON **** 717 810 FOR VIEWING OR STEPHEN ON **** 29 86 35

Fri Mar 05

Driving lessons

Can anyone recommend a driving school or instructor in the Wanstead area?

Wed Mar 03

Flats I think

Wed Feb 17

does anyone know what the buliding is turning into round the corner from the cuckfiled? used to be a 'hand' car wash place.

Fri Feb 12

Not Aldersbrook.

Not Aldersbrook. This school will never get into the 21st century while MRS Winkworth is still around. MR Wright is no better.

Young blood is needed.

Fri Feb 05

Hi Steve my name is Adrian, are you still running your writing group? If so my friend and I are interested we are both creative people and live locally. My email address is

Thu Feb 04

Wanstead

Calm down East Londoners

Fri Jan 29

Whats wrong?

A new supermarket, just get over it. If you don't like it, don't shop there, carry on shopping at Somerfield. They will need the custom.

Fri Jan 29

The following is the result of a search in an idle moment for "Slaughter headmaster Aldersbrook" which led to your posting.

I too was born in the 50s (1953), lived between Wanstead Flats and Park and attended Aldersbrook infants&primary school from autumn 1957 until summer 1964. Being blessed/cursed (depending on events remembered) with near-total recall for most things, my memories range from the near-wonderful to the considerably less than. I've recently found myself often thinking about that period and those places - doubtless due to a lull in work and advancing age (now being as old as my grandfather when I left Aldersbrook CP - which is mildly worrying). Since there is no contact info in your posting - nor any indication of how old it is - I'll leave reminiscence until this message gets a response. And yes, I remember all the names you mention and a few more besides....

Fri Jan 29

Totally agree

Thought it was just me about the staff who work there. How often do they just watch you just struggle with a bag without trying to help

Tue Jan 26

Dear (née) Catherine Clipsham

The following is the result of a search in an idle moment for "Slaughter headmaster Aldersbrook" which led to your posting.

I too was born in the 50s (1953), lived between Wanstead Flats and Park and attended Aldersbrook infants&primary school from autumn 1957 until summer 1964. Being blessed/cursed (depending on events remembered) with near-total recall for most things, my memories range from the near-wonderful to the considerably less than. I've recently found myself often thinking about that period and those places - doubtless due to a lull in work and advancing age (now being as old as my grandfather when I left Aldersbrook CP - which is mildly worrying). Since there is no contact info in your posting - nor any indication of how old it is - I'll leave reminiscence until this message gets a response. And yes, I remember all the names you mention and a few more besides....

Wed Jan 20

Looking for a cleaner

Recently moved to Redbridge and looking for a cleaner to do a couple of hours a week to help keep on top of the cleaning.

Can anyone recommend anyone that is good/ trustworthy?

Please

Tue Jan 19

you have to try applebees facing the park near wanstead park. delicious and they have a fab sunday roast deal for £15 for 3 courses. The Ark is a delicious fish restaurant but it is on Hermione Hill a bit more further out.

Tue Jan 12

Contact David & Margaret at K9 & Felines (www.k9andfelines.com) - we've found them tobe excellent.

Thu Jan 07

Clarinet Tutor Wanted

Happy New Year to all readers

Does anybody know of a clarinet tutor in Wanstead to teach my daughter agted 7, has own clarient (Cornton bb), just started lessons at School but would like additional private tuition. This is in our own home. Must be CRB Cleared.

Saturdays preferred.

Please reply with dates available and fees.

Fri Jan 01

Mini Cooper for Sale 53 plate

Lady Owner, MOT Nov 2010, TAX Aug 2010, Mini Sytner Srevice History, 17'' Alloy wheels, Front electric windows, Rear electric windows, PAS, Drivers airbag, Passenger airbag, Side airbags, ABS, Electric door mirrors, Body coloured bumpers, Remote central locking, Rear wiper, Immobiliser, Lumbar support, Height adjustable drivers seat, Steering wheel rake adjustment, Folding rear seats, Rear headrests, Front head restraints, Harman/Kardon CD/Radio.

£6800 ono no time wasters please ********0

Sun Dec 27

Thanks will give it a go

Tue Dec 22

wedding hall

try manor park it use to be the old snooker hall. large behind a pub across from army and navy

Mon Dec 21

i know what you mean

somerfield in leyton is alot worse,i havn't been there anymore for almost a year now,i can't wait to see it closed,maybe if the staff had to look for other jobs,they might get a better training,if the don't shape up soon,they will all end up on the doll

Mon Dec 14

Check in the One Deco shop in the High Streetn - They've had a notice for a wallet that had been found.

Sun Dec 13

JOINING BOOK CLUB

Hello i'd really like to join the book club. Where will you be meeting?

Sun Dec 13

Yes Somerfield staff do need a kick. I find them very rude, never say hello or acknowledge im there, often just carry on the coversation they are having whilst serving you. Also when the queue is long there are still lots of staff stacking shelfs instead of opening tills..... Grrrr.

Tue Dec 08

Dog Walker..

I have recently moved to Wanstead and wondered if anyone could recommend a good dog walker?

Mon Dec 07