Welcome to the IDHTS’s website

 Last edited 30th November 2018


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 WANTED

Members, following a committee meeting on 19 07 2018 Peter Berry our society Secretary resigned from that position because of his increasing IT Business Commitments, the resignation takes IMMEDIATE EFFECT from that date.

A SECRETARY for any society including the IDHTS is a VERY IMPORTANT position & needs to be filled ASAP. I would therefore ask the membership if anyone feels they feel confident to take on this position.

Qualifications include: GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS, being COMPUTER LITERATE, able to work alongside the other EXCELLENT volunteers on the committee & hopefully (although not essential) to bring some contacts within the many & varied TRANSPORT SYSTEMS.

Bear in mind that ALL the 2018-2019 meetings programme is arranged.

For more details of becoming part of a VERY SUCCESSFUL TEAM please contact Chairman Martyn Hunt.

Sincerely Martyn

                                 Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 12th December 2018 and is The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway in the 1950's illustrated by Peter Kay

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)