Wanstead Park

temple snowWanstead Park has featured prominently throughout hundreds of years of history, the weather often providing a fascinating backdrop.

The magnificent oaks close to the Temple were planted to celebrate Wellington’s victory at Waterloo.

Just over 180 years ago a large part of Wanstead Flats, then part of the sprawling estate of Wanstead Park, was consumed by fire

In 1884 the Grotto was destroyed by fire.

October 2013 saw many trees in the park damaged by the St Jude Storm.

During 2014 a mysterious stone came to the attention of archaeologists – a stone that could be part of a long-lost pyramidion from Ancient Egypt

In early 2017 the levels of the lakes in Wanstead Park were causing concern.