FANS OF artwork that brings their borough to life have the chance to find out more about the people behind the paintings at a free talk.

Jef Page, president of the Ilford Historical Society, will discuss the work of James Pollard and others who painted Redbridge’s landscapes later this month.

Mr Pollard came to Wanstead at least twice to paint The Eagle pub.

The talk takes place at Wanstead Library on Thursday, December 14 at 2.30pm.

For more information call 0208 708 7400.