On September 8th 2010 "Friends of Wanstead Park" hosted a meeting at Wanstead House Community Centre entitled "The Great Gardens of Wanstead Park". Sally Jeffery of London's Birkbeck College gave the illustrated talk. Wanstead's garden and mansion were built by the Child family in the early 18th century with proceeds of the East India Company. The mansion was demolished in the early 19th century but the park, with its lakes and woods, and some Georgian buildings, remains.
This is an unedited record of Sally Jeffery's talk