Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited 13th October 2017

                                 Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 25th October 2017 and is The Seddon Atkinson Story - illustrated presentation by Richard Grey

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)


Our History:

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

                    Please note: Roadworks Woodbridge Road

Due to long term inbound roadworks outside the Salvation Army building & Woodbridge Road you are advised to travel to our meetings venue outbound via Woodbridge Road from the former Golden Key pub(now Sainsburys) junction i.e Rushmere Road / Cauldwell Hall Road / Woodbridge Road route.

Please allow extra time if travelling from the East & North areas of the town.

Sincerely Martyn