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Wanstead


Wanstead was recorded as Waenstede in 1066 and the name is derived from the Old English waen, 'waggon' and stede, 'place'. It seems that there was once a ford here, where waggons crossed a stream, and' stede' usually meant a holy place - therefore Wanstead means 'to the holy place, near the ford crossed by waggons'.

The station was opened as WANSTEAD on 14 December 1947.





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