Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited 15th May 2017

                                 Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 24th May 2017 and is "Time Flies at Old Warden" - The Story of the Shuttleworth Collection - Debbie Land

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.

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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

Saturday 1st July 2017



 Canal boat trip (optional at additional cost), tow-path walk,

on site café & two waterside pubs

See brochure or website for further details

For more information click here

Click here for Meal Menu

Click here for Stoke Bruerne website and more information here