Redbridge clubs news: Park promotion, Christmas carols and Tube history

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 December 2014

The Woodford Singers at a past performance. Picture: The Woodford Singers

The Woodford Singers at a past performance. Picture: The Woodford Singers


The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Group members got together to raise awareness of Wanstead Park at a pop-up shop.

The park enthusiasts joined sustainable energy company – a park supporter – at its temporary shop in Leytonstone this morning.

Guests enjoyed tea and cake as they learnt about the history and conservation of the grade II listed park in Warren Road, Wanstead.

The group sold books and park merchandise, while the energy company gave advice on how to save energy during the winter.’s Dee Wood said: “We wanted to promote all of the things you can do in your local area too – we want more people to realise that there’s a massive green space on our doorsteps that we should all take advantage of.”

To get involved with the park group call 079 7313 1429.

The Woodford Singers

The ladies choir is to bring the sound of Christmas to Valentines Mansion on tomorrow.

The vocal group is set to join in the festive fun performing Carol of the Bells and Ding Dong Merrily on High among others at the event in Emerson Road, Ilford.

Guests will be able to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.

Choir singer Lisa Sharp, 47, said of the group: “There are around 30 singers in the choir now and we have a really versatile sound, which we are becoming known for.

“We sing everything from carols to spirituals to jazz.”

The event starts at 2.30pm and tickets cost £12.

Call 078 8932 3697 to book.

Wanstead Historical Society

Discover the colourful past of the London Underground at the group’s final meeting of the year.

The illustrated talk by Tony Earle is due to take place on Thursday December 18 at 8pm and will explore the excitement generated during the construction of the first tube lines.

Refreshments will also be provided at the talk, which takes place at The Churchill Room in Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead.

There is a £3 entry fee for non-memebers.

Call 079 4902 6212 for more information.

Ilford Beavers

Ilford Beavers is urging youngsters to get in on the fun and join up to the scouting group.

The group is looking for young people aged between six and eight to take part in its weekly activities, with the Beavers offering everything from camping trips and archery sessions to swimming and sports activities.

The group is also looking for adult volunteers to get involved and support the children.

Those interested should email

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