Redbridge clubs news: Copped Hall talk, business advice and quiz night

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 February 2015

A general view of the gates to Copped Hall Estate in Epping, Essex. Picture: PA/Zak Hussein

A general view of the gates to Copped Hall Estate in Epping, Essex. Picture: PA/Zak Hussein

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The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Wanstead Historical Society

The group is hosting an illustrated talk by John Shepherd on Epping’s Copped Hall throughout the 16th and the 17th century on Thursday at 8pm.

Copped Hall’s Georgian mansion was built in 1758, but the history of the manor dates back to at least the 13th century, and Mr Shepherd will explore what the house and gardens were like.

In 1564, Copped Hall Manor was granted to Sir Thomas Heneage by Queen Elizabeth I and he rebuilt the mediaeval hall into the house.

Mr Shepherd will explain the property was a large house with a court in the middle and a fine 174ft long gallery.

Visitors to the meeeting will be charged £3 and there will be refreshments following the presentation.

The event will take place in The Churchill Room at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead.

For information or to join, call John Smith on 07949 026 212.

Sophia Hubs Enterprise Club

Ian Chambers, co-founder of East London Radio, is to speak about starting up businesses at this week’s meeting.

East London Radio is a social enterprise set up over the past two years, and Mr Chambers will talk about how he set up the radio station for people interested in starting up their own business.

He will talk about how to get equipment for the best price and the key role played by networking and partnering with other organisations and charities in his new business.

East London Radio will be launching its first studio base in Redbridge soon and Mr Chambers and will be discussing the plans at the session, which is to be held in St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Seven Kings, on Tuesday.

Call 020 8590 2568 to take part in the weekly sessions.

Friends of Valentines Mansion

The Friends held a fun quiz night in the Valentines Mansion drawing room, Emerson Road, Ilford, yesterday.

The group, which supports and assists in the preservation of the historic Ilford mansion, is looking for people to get involved with the group and its activities.

For more information about the Friends and their work visit or call 020 8478 7248.

Wanstead Women’s Institute

The group is inviting potential members to come along to its monthly meeting on Thursday between 8pm and 9pm at Christ Church Hall in Wanstead Place, Wanstead.

Annual membership is £36.

For more information at the Wanstead WI, visit

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