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Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited 3rd April 2019

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.

   General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 25th 2018

In order to comply with the above legislation we need members’ permission in writing to use your personal details, such as name, address, e-mail etc, for club purposes.

To achieve this a form has been created. EVERY MEMBER will receive 2 GDPR forms BOTH to be SIGNED-1 to be returned to Treasurer Pat, the other to be retained for your own records.

If you don’t do this we cannot use your details to contact you so you will be deemed to no longer be a member of the IDHTS.

Click on this link for the form.

                 SECRETARY APPOINTMENT


The Committee are pleased to announce that David Kerridge has been appointed Society Secretary with immediate effect.

Sincerely Martyn


                                 Next Meeting


Our next meeting is on 24th April 2019 and is The Steam Tug Brent-Her History illustrated by Janet Hall




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)


           IDHTS Excursion to the Hornby Visitor Centre

                                   Saturday 13th July 2019

                               HORNBY VISITOR CENTRE with on site cafe


Link to Hornby Visitor Centre


Afternoon Excursion in ex-East Kent AEC Regent Bus  to Deal (coastal/country route) – time for a cuppa, walk, & visit to Deal/Walmer Lifeboat…or a dip in the sea!!!

           Coach travel, entrance to visitor centre, bus to Deal & evening meal

                                   (meal details on separate sheet)   

                                                  --- £40 ---

                              Full payment to IDHTS at time of booking

More details of excursion click here

Meal details click here