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Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited  6th February 2017

                                 Next Meeting


Our next meeting is on 22nd February 2017 and is The Sad Story of the Airship R101 - illustrated presentation by Geoffrey Kay



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)


The IDHTS

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.

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       Secretary Vacancy--YOUR SOCIETY NEEDS YOU by Martyn Hunt


The society's Secretary Mervyn Russen has asked to be relieved of his duties from September 2017 for health & personal reasons, it is a regrettable decision by him & for the society's committee & the society.

I cannot express the importance of this position within the IDHTS, a position which needs to be filled ASAP for continuity within our highly profiled & successful society.

For enquiries of what is entailed please speak with either Mervyn or Martyn by the normal formats ie: phone, e-mail or face to face.

Sincerely Martyn