Wanstead Business Partnership to deliver thousands of leaflets urging people to do their Christmas shopping on Wanstead High Street

Wanstead Business Partnership members Michele Redgrave, Rachel Root and Amerah Bashir

Wanstead Business Partnership members Michele Redgrave, Rachel Root and Amerah Bashir

First published in Redbridge East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

THOUSANDS of leaflets will be distributed to homes and schools urging shoppers not to forget Wanstead High Street this Christmas.

The Wanstead Business Partnership (WBP) is planning to deliver around 5,000 leaflets in the next few weeks asking people to buy their presents locally.

Rachel Root, chair of the WBP and owner of interiors retail shop the Orange Tree, said: “People often say they move to Wanstead for the local amenities and the village atmosphere but that will all disappear unless they support local business.

“This high street has been hit hard by Westfield and if people don’t support us we won’t be here.

“I think a lot of people don’t realise that by doing their Christmas shopping at big shopping centres they are actually endangering their village high street.

“We want to cover as much of the area as we can because we need to get that message across.”

As well as mail drops, Mrs Root says the WBP is planning to talk to local schools about distributing postcards promoting the high street for children to take home in their satchels.

And every shop on Wanstead High Street will be provided with a poster to display in their window reminding people to shop locally.

WBP treasurer Michele Redgrave, who owns the Images in Frames picture shop, said she hoped a Christmas market planned for the high street on December 2 would help boost trade.

And she said she would be speaking to local churches about holding Christmas carol recitals ouside the shops.

She added: “I understand why people might want to buy their electrical goods online and I know people like to visit Westfield.

“But I think some Wansteadians are forgetting about their local high street and being dragged in by the retail giants.

“You can get a lot of things here that you just can’t find anywhere else.

“Small businesses are at the heart of the community and that’s the message we want to sell with this campaign. This is not just about Christmas.”

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6:21pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

I think people know where it is best to shop and make up their own minds. From what I have seen along there it is all coffee shops and shops selling old tat made in China.

People tend to shop on line cheaper or drive up to Westfields where they can park without being fined more than a drug user.

I mean in the photo is a framed notice 'Wanstead' What use is that in a month of Sundays? I mean surely people know where they are?
I think people know where it is best to shop and make up their own minds. From what I have seen along there it is all coffee shops and shops selling old tat made in China. People tend to shop on line cheaper or drive up to Westfields where they can park without being fined more than a drug user. I mean in the photo is a framed notice 'Wanstead' What use is that in a month of Sundays? I mean surely people know where they are? Cornbeefur
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9:14am Sat 10 Nov 12

E17_er says...

I think you're getting confused with Marylebone High Street there with your description of shops.

Sounds like these people are doing positive things to boost their local area. I can see why that would irritate you.
I think you're getting confused with Marylebone High Street there with your description of shops. Sounds like these people are doing positive things to boost their local area. I can see why that would irritate you. E17_er
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7:56pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

E17_er wrote:
I think you're getting confused with Marylebone High Street there with your description of shops.

Sounds like these people are doing positive things to boost their local area. I can see why that would irritate you.
Who on Earth would want that as clutter though?
[quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: I think you're getting confused with Marylebone High Street there with your description of shops. Sounds like these people are doing positive things to boost their local area. I can see why that would irritate you.[/p][/quote]Who on Earth would want that as clutter though? Cornbeefur
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8:00pm Sat 10 Nov 12

anothere17reader says...

I think they're rather nice actually - made of vintage playing cards apparently. See http://happyrejects.
blogspot.co.uk/2011/
01/walthamstow-love.
html for more.
I think they're rather nice actually - made of vintage playing cards apparently. See http://happyrejects. blogspot.co.uk/2011/ 01/walthamstow-love. html for more. anothere17reader
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7:07am Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
E17_er wrote:
I think you're getting confused with Marylebone High Street there with your description of shops.

Sounds like these people are doing positive things to boost their local area. I can see why that would irritate you.
Who on Earth would want that as clutter though?
You mean reproduction vintage playing cards?

Most of this stuff is tat from China
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: I think you're getting confused with Marylebone High Street there with your description of shops. Sounds like these people are doing positive things to boost their local area. I can see why that would irritate you.[/p][/quote]Who on Earth would want that as clutter though?[/p][/quote]You mean reproduction vintage playing cards? Most of this stuff is tat from China Cornbeefur
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7:27am Sun 11 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Talking to yourself Cornbeefur?

If you actually bothered to read the linked article you would discover that the playing cards are not tat from China as you call it.
Talking to yourself Cornbeefur? If you actually bothered to read the linked article you would discover that the playing cards are not tat from China as you call it. E17_er
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9:04am Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

E17_er wrote:
Talking to yourself Cornbeefur?

If you actually bothered to read the linked article you would discover that the playing cards are not tat from China as you call it.
I tried the link twice and it failed '404' like a tatty bit of stuff from China.

Who buys stuff like this? Repro Cards formed to make a name? What is the point? It is like all this 'Keep calm' stuff from a war poster now been corrupted with variations. Is this art? Not for me thanks. All clutter that will be taken to a boot sale when one realises 'why on Earth did I buy that?'

In fact if you go around boot sales you will often see impulse purchases that probably cost a small fortune now in numerous quantities, difficult to shift and practically worthless.

May as well chuck it.
[quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: Talking to yourself Cornbeefur? If you actually bothered to read the linked article you would discover that the playing cards are not tat from China as you call it.[/p][/quote]I tried the link twice and it failed '404' like a tatty bit of stuff from China. Who buys stuff like this? Repro Cards formed to make a name? What is the point? It is like all this 'Keep calm' stuff from a war poster now been corrupted with variations. Is this art? Not for me thanks. All clutter that will be taken to a boot sale when one realises 'why on Earth did I buy that?' In fact if you go around boot sales you will often see impulse purchases that probably cost a small fortune now in numerous quantities, difficult to shift and practically worthless. May as well chuck it. Cornbeefur
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9:51am Sun 11 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
E17_er wrote:
Talking to yourself Cornbeefur?

If you actually bothered to read the linked article you would discover that the playing cards are not tat from China as you call it.
I tried the link twice and it failed '404' like a tatty bit of stuff from China.

Who buys stuff like this? Repro Cards formed to make a name? What is the point? It is like all this 'Keep calm' stuff from a war poster now been corrupted with variations. Is this art? Not for me thanks. All clutter that will be taken to a boot sale when one realises 'why on Earth did I buy that?'

In fact if you go around boot sales you will often see impulse purchases that probably cost a small fortune now in numerous quantities, difficult to shift and practically worthless.

May as well chuck it.
Your inability to use the Internet does not equate to the stuff being tat. Nor indeed it being repro.

Your poor past impulsive purchase history is something we could do without hearing about.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: Talking to yourself Cornbeefur? If you actually bothered to read the linked article you would discover that the playing cards are not tat from China as you call it.[/p][/quote]I tried the link twice and it failed '404' like a tatty bit of stuff from China. Who buys stuff like this? Repro Cards formed to make a name? What is the point? It is like all this 'Keep calm' stuff from a war poster now been corrupted with variations. Is this art? Not for me thanks. All clutter that will be taken to a boot sale when one realises 'why on Earth did I buy that?' In fact if you go around boot sales you will often see impulse purchases that probably cost a small fortune now in numerous quantities, difficult to shift and practically worthless. May as well chuck it.[/p][/quote]Your inability to use the Internet does not equate to the stuff being tat. Nor indeed it being repro. Your poor past impulsive purchase history is something we could do without hearing about. E17_er
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10:19am Sun 11 Nov 12

LakeBreeze says...

Things that one can personally shop for in Wanstead High Street:

Christmas cards
Stocking filler gifts
Larger gifts for the home
Framed paintings and other art
Vases
Fresh flowers to put in the vases
Fine jewellery
Decorative ornaments for the home
Art and craft supplies
Luxury chocolate gift items
Sewing and dressmaking supplies
Gourmet foods and wine
Everyday foods
Newspapers and magazines
Books -- find an antique rarity, even, in the Oxfam bookshop. I found a rare children's book that would normally go on e-Bay for ten times the price I bought it for.

These are just a few of the reason why the High Street is still a useful place that people should use and love.

Online shopping is fast becoming the way of things -- Comet and such are failing because big-ticket electrical items are starting to be an online purchase for many, yes. Westfield also offers choice when shopping for clothes and other things.

But we can still turn to our High Street for many of the things which, in the words of almost-local boy William Morris, "you know to be practical or believe to be beautiful." Both can still be found on Wanstead High Street, and we should keep that alive.
Things that one can personally shop for in Wanstead High Street: Christmas cards Stocking filler gifts Larger gifts for the home Framed paintings and other art Vases Fresh flowers to put in the vases Fine jewellery Decorative ornaments for the home Art and craft supplies Luxury chocolate gift items Sewing and dressmaking supplies Gourmet foods and wine Everyday foods Newspapers and magazines Books -- find an antique rarity, even, in the Oxfam bookshop. I found a rare children's book that would normally go on e-Bay for ten times the price I bought it for. These are just a few of the reason why the High Street is still a useful place that people should use and love. Online shopping is fast becoming the way of things -- Comet and such are failing because big-ticket electrical items are starting to be an online purchase for many, yes. Westfield also offers choice when shopping for clothes and other things. But we can still turn to our High Street for many of the things which, in the words of almost-local boy William Morris, "you know to be practical or believe to be beautiful." Both can still be found on Wanstead High Street, and we should keep that alive. LakeBreeze
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10:46am Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

LakeBreeze wrote:
Things that one can personally shop for in Wanstead High Street:

Christmas cards
Stocking filler gifts
Larger gifts for the home
Framed paintings and other art
Vases
Fresh flowers to put in the vases
Fine jewellery
Decorative ornaments for the home
Art and craft supplies
Luxury chocolate gift items
Sewing and dressmaking supplies
Gourmet foods and wine
Everyday foods
Newspapers and magazines
Books -- find an antique rarity, even, in the Oxfam bookshop. I found a rare children's book that would normally go on e-Bay for ten times the price I bought it for.

These are just a few of the reason why the High Street is still a useful place that people should use and love.

Online shopping is fast becoming the way of things -- Comet and such are failing because big-ticket electrical items are starting to be an online purchase for many, yes. Westfield also offers choice when shopping for clothes and other things.

But we can still turn to our High Street for many of the things which, in the words of almost-local boy William Morris, "you know to be practical or believe to be beautiful." Both can still be found on Wanstead High Street, and we should keep that alive.
Yes I have seen what they sell in Wanstead. When you refer to home furnishings above, hardly quality, all imported Chinese mass produced rubbish. hardly Homes and Gardens.

Wanstead High Street is essentially eateries, bars and coffee shops. Good Fish and Chip shop and er that is it.

When you refer to paintings do you mean the ones in the cheapo 'ornate' mass produced framed prints?

Referring back to that 'Wanstead' picture, what is the point of that cluttering up a wall space?

'vases' er 'fresh flowers to put in vases' as Homer Simpson would say 'doh'
[quote][p][bold]LakeBreeze[/bold] wrote: Things that one can personally shop for in Wanstead High Street: Christmas cards Stocking filler gifts Larger gifts for the home Framed paintings and other art Vases Fresh flowers to put in the vases Fine jewellery Decorative ornaments for the home Art and craft supplies Luxury chocolate gift items Sewing and dressmaking supplies Gourmet foods and wine Everyday foods Newspapers and magazines Books -- find an antique rarity, even, in the Oxfam bookshop. I found a rare children's book that would normally go on e-Bay for ten times the price I bought it for. These are just a few of the reason why the High Street is still a useful place that people should use and love. Online shopping is fast becoming the way of things -- Comet and such are failing because big-ticket electrical items are starting to be an online purchase for many, yes. Westfield also offers choice when shopping for clothes and other things. But we can still turn to our High Street for many of the things which, in the words of almost-local boy William Morris, "you know to be practical or believe to be beautiful." Both can still be found on Wanstead High Street, and we should keep that alive.[/p][/quote]Yes I have seen what they sell in Wanstead. When you refer to home furnishings above, hardly quality, all imported Chinese mass produced rubbish. hardly Homes and Gardens. Wanstead High Street is essentially eateries, bars and coffee shops. Good Fish and Chip shop and er that is it. When you refer to paintings do you mean the ones in the cheapo 'ornate' mass produced framed prints? Referring back to that 'Wanstead' picture, what is the point of that cluttering up a wall space? 'vases' er 'fresh flowers to put in vases' as Homer Simpson would say 'doh' Cornbeefur
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11:09am Sun 11 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Honestly quite why you think the things on wanstead high street would be targeted at you is baffling.

Why would anyone choose as the target market of their shops a non-resident who spends his entire life obsessively commenting on a website devoted to an area where he does not reside.

Sounds a limiting business plan.
Honestly quite why you think the things on wanstead high street would be targeted at you is baffling. Why would anyone choose as the target market of their shops a non-resident who spends his entire life obsessively commenting on a website devoted to an area where he does not reside. Sounds a limiting business plan. E17_er
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12:29pm Sun 11 Nov 12

LakeBreeze says...

Cornbeefur, you don't even live here.

Which begs the question:
Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern?

And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer.

Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.
Cornbeefur, you don't even live here. Which begs the question: Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern? And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer. Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you. LakeBreeze
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12:56pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

LakeBreeze wrote:
Cornbeefur, you don't even live here.

Which begs the question:
Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern?

And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer.

Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.
I pay enough Business Rates and Council Tax to Redbridge Council to entitle me to an opinion as to the lack of quality shops and services in the Borough.

The only 'Art' I have seen are grotesque cartoons of overweight women with small gentlemen figures which is probably some warped feminist view of the artist and prints of original works all framed in cheap ornate imported chines frames like the 'fancy goods' Italian shops that sprang up in the 70's.

Wanstead had some lovely shops at one point, even a Yacht Chandlers.

Now it has an Ice Cream Shop, a 'BBQ' and second hand washing machine shop, and a tatty shop further down the 'forgotten end' selling more imported Chinese tat and Clutterware for impulse buyers. Any such recipient of said clutter, bought as a present is doomed to display the old junk if the buyer happens to appear at the doorstep again for years to come.
Hardly, St Johns Wood.

I could imagine somebody receiving that framed 'wanstead'

'Ah yes Wanstead er er nice thank you'
[quote][p][bold]LakeBreeze[/bold] wrote: Cornbeefur, you don't even live here. Which begs the question: Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern? And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer. Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.[/p][/quote]I pay enough Business Rates and Council Tax to Redbridge Council to entitle me to an opinion as to the lack of quality shops and services in the Borough. The only 'Art' I have seen are grotesque cartoons of overweight women with small gentlemen figures which is probably some warped feminist view of the artist and prints of original works all framed in cheap ornate imported chines frames like the 'fancy goods' Italian shops that sprang up in the 70's. Wanstead had some lovely shops at one point, even a Yacht Chandlers. Now it has an Ice Cream Shop, a 'BBQ' and second hand washing machine shop, and a tatty shop further down the 'forgotten end' selling more imported Chinese tat and Clutterware for impulse buyers. Any such recipient of said clutter, bought as a present is doomed to display the old junk if the buyer happens to appear at the doorstep again for years to come. Hardly, St Johns Wood. I could imagine somebody receiving that framed 'wanstead' 'Ah yes Wanstead er er nice thank you' Cornbeefur
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12:57pm Sun 11 Nov 12

LakeBreeze says...

Oh and Cornbeerfur, nice work being a troll yet again.

I make a supportive post trying to boost the public awareness of reasons why my High Street should still draw their business, and all you see fit to do is mock my words, nitpick at my positive efforts, and be negative.

Definition of troll.
Oh and Cornbeerfur, nice work being a troll yet again. I make a supportive post trying to boost the public awareness of reasons why my High Street should still draw their business, and all you see fit to do is mock my words, nitpick at my positive efforts, and be negative. Definition of troll. LakeBreeze
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1:01pm Sun 11 Nov 12

LakeBreeze says...

Ever watched the Peanuts with Charlie Brown cartoons?

Remember the schoolteacher's voice?

Wuagh-waw wuagh-waw wuagh-waw.

That's what yours has become to most people on this site, lol.

So long, pal, not bothering to even read your rubbish.
Ever watched the Peanuts with Charlie Brown cartoons? Remember the schoolteacher's voice? Wuagh-waw wuagh-waw wuagh-waw. That's what yours has become to most people on this site, lol. So long, pal, not bothering to even read your rubbish. LakeBreeze
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1:05pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

LakeBreeze wrote:
Oh and Cornbeerfur, nice work being a troll yet again.

I make a supportive post trying to boost the public awareness of reasons why my High Street should still draw their business, and all you see fit to do is mock my words, nitpick at my positive efforts, and be negative.

Definition of troll.
Oh yes 'Vases' er 'flowers to put in da vases, Chinese imported tatty clutter, Washine er second hand machines er newspapers and magazines (wow this is a rarity) er er chicken BBQ er houses for sale in estate Agent er Chocolates er ice cream er coffee er cheese roll er pizza er egg on toast er framed picture made up of repro cards saying Wanstead because that is where we are'

I think most people would not bother and just hop on the tube and go to Westfields instead.
[quote][p][bold]LakeBreeze[/bold] wrote: Oh and Cornbeerfur, nice work being a troll yet again. I make a supportive post trying to boost the public awareness of reasons why my High Street should still draw their business, and all you see fit to do is mock my words, nitpick at my positive efforts, and be negative. Definition of troll.[/p][/quote]Oh yes 'Vases' er 'flowers to put in da vases, Chinese imported tatty clutter, Washine er second hand machines er newspapers and magazines (wow this is a rarity) er er chicken BBQ er houses for sale in estate Agent er Chocolates er ice cream er coffee er cheese roll er pizza er egg on toast er framed picture made up of repro cards saying Wanstead because that is where we are' I think most people would not bother and just hop on the tube and go to Westfields instead. Cornbeefur
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1:06pm Sun 11 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
LakeBreeze wrote:
Cornbeefur, you don't even live here.

Which begs the question:
Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern?

And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer.

Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.
I pay enough Business Rates and Council Tax to Redbridge Council to entitle me to an opinion as to the lack of quality shops and services in the Borough.

The only 'Art' I have seen are grotesque cartoons of overweight women with small gentlemen figures which is probably some warped feminist view of the artist and prints of original works all framed in cheap ornate imported chines frames like the 'fancy goods' Italian shops that sprang up in the 70's.

Wanstead had some lovely shops at one point, even a Yacht Chandlers.

Now it has an Ice Cream Shop, a 'BBQ' and second hand washing machine shop, and a tatty shop further down the 'forgotten end' selling more imported Chinese tat and Clutterware for impulse buyers. Any such recipient of said clutter, bought as a present is doomed to display the old junk if the buyer happens to appear at the doorstep again for years to come.
Hardly, St Johns Wood.

I could imagine somebody receiving that framed 'wanstead'

'Ah yes Wanstead er er nice thank you'
I imagine the only framed word starting with wan that you would be gifted Cornbeefur would be a different one.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LakeBreeze[/bold] wrote: Cornbeefur, you don't even live here. Which begs the question: Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern? And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer. Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.[/p][/quote]I pay enough Business Rates and Council Tax to Redbridge Council to entitle me to an opinion as to the lack of quality shops and services in the Borough. The only 'Art' I have seen are grotesque cartoons of overweight women with small gentlemen figures which is probably some warped feminist view of the artist and prints of original works all framed in cheap ornate imported chines frames like the 'fancy goods' Italian shops that sprang up in the 70's. Wanstead had some lovely shops at one point, even a Yacht Chandlers. Now it has an Ice Cream Shop, a 'BBQ' and second hand washing machine shop, and a tatty shop further down the 'forgotten end' selling more imported Chinese tat and Clutterware for impulse buyers. Any such recipient of said clutter, bought as a present is doomed to display the old junk if the buyer happens to appear at the doorstep again for years to come. Hardly, St Johns Wood. I could imagine somebody receiving that framed 'wanstead' 'Ah yes Wanstead er er nice thank you'[/p][/quote]I imagine the only framed word starting with wan that you would be gifted Cornbeefur would be a different one. E17_er
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1:21pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

E17_er wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
LakeBreeze wrote:
Cornbeefur, you don't even live here.

Which begs the question:
Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern?

And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer.

Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.
I pay enough Business Rates and Council Tax to Redbridge Council to entitle me to an opinion as to the lack of quality shops and services in the Borough.

The only 'Art' I have seen are grotesque cartoons of overweight women with small gentlemen figures which is probably some warped feminist view of the artist and prints of original works all framed in cheap ornate imported chines frames like the 'fancy goods' Italian shops that sprang up in the 70's.

Wanstead had some lovely shops at one point, even a Yacht Chandlers.

Now it has an Ice Cream Shop, a 'BBQ' and second hand washing machine shop, and a tatty shop further down the 'forgotten end' selling more imported Chinese tat and Clutterware for impulse buyers. Any such recipient of said clutter, bought as a present is doomed to display the old junk if the buyer happens to appear at the doorstep again for years to come.
Hardly, St Johns Wood.

I could imagine somebody receiving that framed 'wanstead'

'Ah yes Wanstead er er nice thank you'
I imagine the only framed word starting with wan that you would be gifted Cornbeefur would be a different one.
Absolutely hilarious, you should be on the stage. Take a sack so you can collect all the tomatoes that are thrown. they make a lovely soup.

The trouble with Wanstead High Street is if shop-keepers are feeling the pinch then they should look at what is on offer in the street and should look at their own products. Do people really want a door mat with 'Keep Calm and wipe your feet' outside their house these days? In my opinion, it is naff and old hat.

Where in the High Street can you buy a quality piece of furniture apart from the Antique Shop with eye watering prices?

Where can you buy electrical items like a clock radio?

As for the Oxfam Shop, I was told from someone who works in one that a lot of the Volunteers are dealers who get first pick of anything half decent.
[quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LakeBreeze[/bold] wrote: Cornbeefur, you don't even live here. Which begs the question: Why are you even HERE on this site? Why do you post at all? Why do you have an opinion about things that don't even affect your actual life in the place that YOU live? Why do you waste your time and energy, when these articles, these issues, and these neighbourhoods are not even any of your concern? And yes, there are real artworks not just "tat" available in one establishment further along from the place you're talking about, but you obviously haven't been up further to know the shop to which I refer. Just go away. You don't know what you're talking about and nothing about this article is even something that affects you or is targeted at you.[/p][/quote]I pay enough Business Rates and Council Tax to Redbridge Council to entitle me to an opinion as to the lack of quality shops and services in the Borough. The only 'Art' I have seen are grotesque cartoons of overweight women with small gentlemen figures which is probably some warped feminist view of the artist and prints of original works all framed in cheap ornate imported chines frames like the 'fancy goods' Italian shops that sprang up in the 70's. Wanstead had some lovely shops at one point, even a Yacht Chandlers. Now it has an Ice Cream Shop, a 'BBQ' and second hand washing machine shop, and a tatty shop further down the 'forgotten end' selling more imported Chinese tat and Clutterware for impulse buyers. Any such recipient of said clutter, bought as a present is doomed to display the old junk if the buyer happens to appear at the doorstep again for years to come. Hardly, St Johns Wood. I could imagine somebody receiving that framed 'wanstead' 'Ah yes Wanstead er er nice thank you'[/p][/quote]I imagine the only framed word starting with wan that you would be gifted Cornbeefur would be a different one.[/p][/quote]Absolutely hilarious, you should be on the stage. Take a sack so you can collect all the tomatoes that are thrown. they make a lovely soup. The trouble with Wanstead High Street is if shop-keepers are feeling the pinch then they should look at what is on offer in the street and should look at their own products. Do people really want a door mat with 'Keep Calm and wipe your feet' outside their house these days? In my opinion, it is naff and old hat. Where in the High Street can you buy a quality piece of furniture apart from the Antique Shop with eye watering prices? Where can you buy electrical items like a clock radio? As for the Oxfam Shop, I was told from someone who works in one that a lot of the Volunteers are dealers who get first pick of anything half decent. Cornbeefur
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1:31pm Sun 11 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Yet bizarrely you don't report it to the police. We'll have to have the guardian forward your details in for obstruction of justice.
Yet bizarrely you don't report it to the police. We'll have to have the guardian forward your details in for obstruction of justice. E17_er
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3:39pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Helen, Walthamstow says...

I pay a little visit from the Waltham Forest website, and find cornbeefur spouting the same sort of c**p about your area as he does about ours.

This is the man who says he lives in Marylebone but claims he also has a pied a terre in Walthamstow, and pays huge business rates and (even more bizarrely) council taxes in both our boroughs. It doesn't add up.
I pay a little visit from the Waltham Forest website, and find cornbeefur spouting the same sort of c**p about your area as he does about ours. This is the man who says he lives in Marylebone but claims he also has a pied a terre in Walthamstow, and pays huge business rates and (even more bizarrely) council taxes in both our boroughs. It doesn't add up. Helen, Walthamstow
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8:25pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
I pay a little visit from the Waltham Forest website, and find cornbeefur spouting the same sort of c**p about your area as he does about ours.

This is the man who says he lives in Marylebone but claims he also has a pied a terre in Walthamstow, and pays huge business rates and (even more bizarrely) council taxes in both our boroughs. It doesn't add up.
No Helen, as usual, you are Hackney Marsh about face.

My pied a terre is the other way round Madam

Who would want it that way?

Actually, some of the shops would cater for you.

They do an awful lot of 'keep calm and buy some candles' clutter there.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: I pay a little visit from the Waltham Forest website, and find cornbeefur spouting the same sort of c**p about your area as he does about ours. This is the man who says he lives in Marylebone but claims he also has a pied a terre in Walthamstow, and pays huge business rates and (even more bizarrely) council taxes in both our boroughs. It doesn't add up.[/p][/quote]No Helen, as usual, you are Hackney Marsh about face. My pied a terre is the other way round Madam Who would want it that way? Actually, some of the shops would cater for you. They do an awful lot of 'keep calm and buy some candles' clutter there. Cornbeefur
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10:10pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Helen, Walthamstow says...

On October 31 you wrote on this website: "I live in Marylebone now but still have strong ties in Walthamstow and East London."

There is only one way to interpret that.

Either you were lying then, or you are lying now.
On October 31 you wrote on this website: "I live in Marylebone now but still have strong ties in Walthamstow and East London." There is only one way to interpret that. Either you were lying then, or you are lying now. Helen, Walthamstow
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10:17am Mon 12 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
On October 31 you wrote on this website: "I live in Marylebone now but still have strong ties in Walthamstow and East London."

There is only one way to interpret that.

Either you were lying then, or you are lying now.
I cannot understand what relevance the personal information your require from me has to this story?

My opinion is that this High Street offers very little variety and quality and the fancy good shops tend to offer imported Chinese fancy goods that are such commonplace now.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: On October 31 you wrote on this website: "I live in Marylebone now but still have strong ties in Walthamstow and East London." There is only one way to interpret that. Either you were lying then, or you are lying now.[/p][/quote]I cannot understand what relevance the personal information your require from me has to this story? My opinion is that this High Street offers very little variety and quality and the fancy good shops tend to offer imported Chinese fancy goods that are such commonplace now. Cornbeefur
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10:32am Mon 12 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
On October 31 you wrote on this website: "I live in Marylebone now but still have strong ties in Walthamstow and East London."

There is only one way to interpret that.

Either you were lying then, or you are lying now.
I cannot understand what relevance the personal information your require from me has to this story?

My opinion is that this High Street offers very little variety and quality and the fancy good shops tend to offer imported Chinese fancy goods that are such commonplace now.
You accuse Helen of something then refuse to address it in the face of your own words. Do try and keep up this isn't complicated.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: On October 31 you wrote on this website: "I live in Marylebone now but still have strong ties in Walthamstow and East London." There is only one way to interpret that. Either you were lying then, or you are lying now.[/p][/quote]I cannot understand what relevance the personal information your require from me has to this story? My opinion is that this High Street offers very little variety and quality and the fancy good shops tend to offer imported Chinese fancy goods that are such commonplace now.[/p][/quote]You accuse Helen of something then refuse to address it in the face of your own words. Do try and keep up this isn't complicated. E17_er
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5:44pm Mon 12 Nov 12

iluvmrking says...

There are some good shops in Wanstead. I've found this map/leaflet thats come out. Don't know if its printed yet or how new it is, but it seems current.
There's a great variety of shops. Yes a few estate agents but then most places have these. Not many chain stores is a good thing.

http://anglianpublis
hing.co.uk/businessg
uides/downloads/maps
/Wanstead.pdf
There are some good shops in Wanstead. I've found this map/leaflet thats come out. Don't know if its printed yet or how new it is, but it seems current. There's a great variety of shops. Yes a few estate agents but then most places have these. Not many chain stores is a good thing. http://anglianpublis hing.co.uk/businessg uides/downloads/maps /Wanstead.pdf iluvmrking
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6:24pm Tue 13 Nov 12

jef costello says...

PLEASE stop feeding this dullard troll.
PLEASE stop feeding this dullard troll. jef costello
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10:20pm Tue 13 Nov 12

iluvmrking says...

Me? Or do you mean cornbeefur is the troll?
Me? Or do you mean cornbeefur is the troll? iluvmrking
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11:27pm Wed 14 Nov 12

KWyatt-Lown says...

As anyone who may have read the exchanges after the article ; http://www.guardian-
series.co.uk/your_lo
cal_areas/10022892.N
ew_Tesco__making_ind
ependent_traders_los
e_out_/ will be aware, I have been seeking a simple response from Cornbeefur to two very straightforward questions. Why he elects to hide behind his self-confessed “user name” and what, indeed, his real name is.

Having been challenged by him on these same issues I was happy to provide an open and honest response. He has now spent the last seven days evading the questions himself, occasionally providing somewhat insulting and, indeed, frankly juvenile postings (I think we all might agree that “my dad’s bigger than your dad” hardly raises the bar on reasoned debate) that do little to enhance any reputation he might possibly seek to establish or maintain as a worthwhile contributor to grown-up and rational discussion within these pages.

So, Cornbeefur, I ask you once again: please have the good grace to return my courtesy and answer my unambiguous questions. Thank you.
As anyone who may have read the exchanges after the article ; http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/your_lo cal_areas/10022892.N ew_Tesco__making_ind ependent_traders_los e_out_/ will be aware, I have been seeking a simple response from Cornbeefur to two very straightforward questions. Why he elects to hide behind his self-confessed “user name” and what, indeed, his real name is. Having been challenged by him on these same issues I was happy to provide an open and honest response. He has now spent the last seven days evading the questions himself, occasionally providing somewhat insulting and, indeed, frankly juvenile postings (I think we all might agree that “my dad’s bigger than your dad” hardly raises the bar on reasoned debate) that do little to enhance any reputation he might possibly seek to establish or maintain as a worthwhile contributor to grown-up and rational discussion within these pages. So, Cornbeefur, I ask you once again: please have the good grace to return my courtesy and answer my unambiguous questions. Thank you. KWyatt-Lown
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2:56pm Thu 15 Nov 12

iluvmrking says...

All these business partnerships are a waste of money though IF its council led. If its just a group of traders getting together then fine. But if you have to pay its a waste of time, being as you already pay the council business rates.

All talking and no doing. Anyone can do that. Hope this leads to something tangible.
All these business partnerships are a waste of money though IF its council led. If its just a group of traders getting together then fine. But if you have to pay its a waste of time, being as you already pay the council business rates. All talking and no doing. Anyone can do that. Hope this leads to something tangible. iluvmrking
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6:50pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Ian RS2000 says...

Im doing my christmas shopping at Westfields its easy to park
Im doing my christmas shopping at Westfields its easy to park Ian RS2000
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9:08pm Thu 15 Nov 12

ChazFinch says...

I'll get my missus xmas present in Wanstead,Not sure how i'm gonna wrap pie and mash though.
I'll get my missus xmas present in Wanstead,Not sure how i'm gonna wrap pie and mash though. ChazFinch
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10:05pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

ChazFinch wrote:
I'll get my missus xmas present in Wanstead,Not sure how i'm gonna wrap pie and mash though.
They do the graveys in the Eels mashes and pies peas Emporium and if you freeze any portion you can wrap it and freeze again in the papers and give it to her on Christmas Day hard? When she wants to consume thaw and serve?

I am sure she will permit a taste?

I think the Eels and mashes and pies Emporium is one of the only worthwhile shops to visit on a personal notes .
[quote][p][bold]ChazFinch[/bold] wrote: I'll get my missus xmas present in Wanstead,Not sure how i'm gonna wrap pie and mash though.[/p][/quote]They do the graveys in the Eels mashes and pies peas Emporium and if you freeze any portion you can wrap it and freeze again in the papers and give it to her on Christmas Day hard? When she wants to consume thaw and serve? I am sure she will permit a taste? I think the Eels and mashes and pies Emporium is one of the only worthwhile shops to visit on a personal notes . Cornbeefur
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10:07pm Thu 15 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
ChazFinch wrote:
I'll get my missus xmas present in Wanstead,Not sure how i'm gonna wrap pie and mash though.
They do the graveys in the Eels mashes and pies peas Emporium and if you freeze any portion you can wrap it and freeze again in the papers and give it to her on Christmas Day hard? When she wants to consume thaw and serve?

I am sure she will permit a taste?

I think the Eels and mashes and pies Emporium is one of the only worthwhile shops to visit on a personal notes .
Interesting geography. You had the emporium in south leytonstone earlier today. Now Wanstead.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChazFinch[/bold] wrote: I'll get my missus xmas present in Wanstead,Not sure how i'm gonna wrap pie and mash though.[/p][/quote]They do the graveys in the Eels mashes and pies peas Emporium and if you freeze any portion you can wrap it and freeze again in the papers and give it to her on Christmas Day hard? When she wants to consume thaw and serve? I am sure she will permit a taste? I think the Eels and mashes and pies Emporium is one of the only worthwhile shops to visit on a personal notes .[/p][/quote]Interesting geography. You had the emporium in south leytonstone earlier today. Now Wanstead. E17_er
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9:57am Fri 16 Nov 12

Wizza_b says...

I have to say, I agree with some of Cornbeefurs points above, it does sell a lot of "OLD HAT" items. I hate to say it, but it is true. I used to frequent Wanstead high street as it`s better than south woodford, but they are on a par these days. There is a lovely french bistro in Wanstead called "Provender" though, best establishment on that street by a country mile, fairly expensive but good for a treat.
I am not a big fan of Westfield by the way.
I have to say, I agree with some of Cornbeefurs points above, it does sell a lot of "OLD HAT" items. I hate to say it, but it is true. I used to frequent Wanstead high street as it`s better than south woodford, but they are on a par these days. There is a lovely french bistro in Wanstead called "Provender" though, best establishment on that street by a country mile, fairly expensive but good for a treat. I am not a big fan of Westfield by the way. Wizza_b
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11:47am Fri 16 Nov 12

Wizza_b says...

I`m also not a big fan of junk mail.
I`m also not a big fan of junk mail. Wizza_b
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