Future of Wanstead Park secured following English Heritage project

Details on the project will be discussed at an exhibition until September in The Temple in Wanstead Park.

Details on the project will be discussed at an exhibition until September in The Temple in Wanstead Park.

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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.”
 

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7:22am Tue 29 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Not much left of this park alas, another victim of the gambling disease, although I do not blame Labour for this as it was in the 18th Century.

However, I do blame Labour for the eyesore on every major Landmark in the Borough these days.

Why,why, why Labour?

Why, why why you doing nothing Stella?
Not much left of this park alas, another victim of the gambling disease, although I do not blame Labour for this as it was in the 18th Century. However, I do blame Labour for the eyesore on every major Landmark in the Borough these days. Why,why, why Labour? Why, why why you doing nothing Stella? Villagecranberry
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7:22am Tue 29 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Not much left of this park alas, another victim of the gambling disease, although I do not blame Labour for this as it was in the 18th Century.

However, I do blame Labour for the eyesore on every major Landmark in the Borough these days.

Why,why, why Labour?

Why, why why you doing nothing Stella?
Not much left of this park alas, another victim of the gambling disease, although I do not blame Labour for this as it was in the 18th Century. However, I do blame Labour for the eyesore on every major Landmark in the Borough these days. Why,why, why Labour? Why, why why you doing nothing Stella? Villagecranberry
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2:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

LakeBreeze says...

Although you, VillageCranberry, are referring to the loss of the larger property and the original house, which took place in the 1800's, it is very misleading to make a statement such as "Not much left of this park."

Newcomers to the area, or those reading in more distant locations, will get the impression it's a postage stamp, or pathetic in some way.

It is neither. This is still a very large, rambling, beautiful park with enormous charm and enchantment. As a "managed" forest park it has the appearance of natural "wild" land, has numerous bodies of water, is a delightful place for families and wildlife enthusiasts, and is a wonderful place to relax on a sunny afternoon. I say this for the benefit of those who may be unfamiliar with Wanstead Park, who may then take VillageCranberry's negative remarks about it in the wrong way.

Wanstead Park is one of the gems of east London and we are lucky to have it.

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Although you, VillageCranberry, are referring to the loss of the larger property and the original house, which took place in the 1800's, it is very misleading to make a statement such as "Not much left of this park." Newcomers to the area, or those reading in more distant locations, will get the impression it's a postage stamp, or pathetic in some way. It is neither. This is still a very large, rambling, beautiful park with enormous charm and enchantment. As a "managed" forest park it has the appearance of natural "wild" land, has numerous bodies of water, is a delightful place for families and wildlife enthusiasts, and is a wonderful place to relax on a sunny afternoon. I say this for the benefit of those who may be unfamiliar with Wanstead Park, who may then take VillageCranberry's negative remarks about it in the wrong way. Wanstead Park is one of the gems of east London and we are lucky to have it. . LakeBreeze
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