History of landmark court case to be discussed in library talk (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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History of landmark court case to be discussed in library talk
The bicentenary of a landmark court case in which the people of Wanstead fought to keep Wanstead Park open will be marked with a talk.
Greg Roberts of the Wanstead Historical Society will give a talk entitled Wanstead Park 1813: Privacy versus public enjoyment, at Wanstead Library in Spratt Hall Road.
Mr Roberts is doing a PhD at Queen Mary University and is researching the history of Wanstead House.
His talk will focus on the legal battle between William Long-Wellesley and residents of Wanstead over access to the park.
The talk takes place on February 21 at 8pm.
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