Welcome to the IDHTS’s website
Last edited 30th May 2017
Our next meeting is on 27th September 2017 and is the AGM plus 'On the Railway Lines to Yarmouth and Lowestoft’ - Stuart McNae
Please note the new venue:
The Ipswich Citadel
The Salvation Army
558 Woodbridge Road
Ipswich IP4 4PH
Additional car parking is now available adjacent to the Salvation Army premises at the HiQ car centre by kind permission of the HiQ manager.
Please no parking in front of side up & over door (24 / 7 access required at all times)
Robert (Bob) Pratt, a well known local businessman and amateur historian had the idea to form a Society to provide a forum for all those interested in the history of transport. Bob had already been involved in the formation of two local historical organisations, the Suffolk Photographic Survey & the Suffolk Local History Council (both are accessible via Suffolk Local History Council link). Bob assembled a small group of local transport enthusiasts who formed the Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society in 1963 to cover transport by air, road, rail and water.
The initial format of monthly meetings, with the exception of June, July and August, has continued almost unchanged until the present day. The meetings are addressed by invited locally and nationally known speakers.
Visits are also made to local venues of transport interest.
The Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society publishes a quarterly newsletter 'Transport Matters' (ISSN 0306 0187), this publication includes accounts of lectures given and articles on transport subjects.
Visitors to this Site
Saturday 1st July 2017
IPSWICH & DISTRICT HISTORICAL TRANSPORT SOCIETY EXCURSION
STOKE BRUERNE CANAL MUSEUM/VILLAGE
Canal boat trip (optional at additional cost), tow-path walk,
on site café & two waterside pubs
See brochure or website for further details