The heritage of a historic park was secured after a major project was completed to record it.

English Heritage funded a project completed this year to record the condition and value of Wanstead Park's heritage features and provide a basis for future conservation management.

Wanstead Park, in Warren Road, Wanstead, features formal gardens, landscaped parkland and lakes dating from the late 17th to early 19th centuries. 

For their work in helping and advising the project team, volunteers from community group, the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, were nominated for the 2013 Heritage Angel Awards, and received a special certificate of recognition.

An exhibition will be held until September at The Temple, in the park, to detail the work completed.

Spokesman for the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, Richard Arnopp, said: "The Friends are extremely grateful to English Heritage for funding this important project.

“We can take a good deal of satisfaction in the fact that we played a part in bringing it about.

“We can also be proud that research work which we initiated laid foundations and we are grateful to the Corporation of London for providing the wonderful venue for this exhibition.

“We hope that the information and photographs will inspire visitors to go out and explore one of East London's best kept secrets for themselves.”