Welcome to the IDHTS’s website
Last edited 14th February 2018
Our next meeting is on 28th February 2018 and is Lost Railways of Suffolk - illustrated presentation by Nathan Dodd
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)
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,
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