Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited 11th August 2017

                                 Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 27th September 2017 and is the AGM plus 'On the Railway Lines to Yarmouth and Lowestoft’ - an illustrated presentation by 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)


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

                                  Friends of Ipswich Transport Museum

             Trip to The London Transport Museum Depot, Acton.

Saturday 23rd September leaving the museum at 08.00 returning from Acton at 17.00, cost per person is £25.00 including admission. It is recommended that participants take some form of packed lunch as catering facilities at Acton are limited. This year we are using a 41 seat coach from Felixstowe Travel (M. A. Dabbs).

Cheques made payable to ‘The Friends of Ipswich Transport Museum’ should be sent to the museum for the attention of Bernard Simpson or can be left in the museum office for him.

Please advise your name, your contact phone number, and the number of persons you are booking.

Any bookings taken after the 4th September will be on a space available basis so please book early.

For museum volunteers there is a booking sheet in the Savoy, please complete it as shown.

Please contact Peter Cansick on 01473 689032 or with any questions or to book.