Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited 20th April 2018

                                 Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 25th April 2018 and is No.100(Bomber Support) Group Radio Counter Measures(WW2) - illustrated presentation by Wing Commander John Stubbington (Rtd)

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

                                    IDHTS Excursion 2018

Dover Transport Museum with on site cafe

Open Top Bus Tour (optional - at additional cost)

Time Permitting: Visit to RAF Battle of Britain Memorial,


Click here for more details and booking form

Click here for evening meal details and booking form

                            Roadworks at Foxhall Road/Bixley Road Junction

If you are coming to the society's monthly meetings via Bixley Road / Foxhall Road roundabout be advised that at most times (DAYTIME & EVENINGS) SEVERE CONGESTION takes place at this location.

"Improvement" works are taking place for the next 10 weeks. It is recommended therefore that you find an alternative route to the Salvation Army Citadel in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Sincerely & THANKS Martyn