The Ipswich Society was founded in 1960 and is a community of people who care about the appearance, character and well-being of the town, its past and its future.
We seek to preserve the best of the town's old buildings and to ensure that new building is of a high quality. The Ipswich Society is affiliated to the Civic Voice (see Links). From the start we have had close links with Ipswich Borough Council and our President is always the Worshipful the Mayor of Ipswich, who presides at our AGM and other important occasions.
The Society publishes a Newsletter, holds Winter Illustrated Talks and during the summer arranges visits to places of interest. Our three main events are the AGM where the activities and achievements of the year are discussed, the Awards Evening where certificates are presented for particularly good examples of new development and we organise the annual Heritage Open Days in the town. Both the evening events conclude with refreshments and general socialising.
The Society has an ever growing Image Archive of Ipswich and always welcomes new photographs to add to the archive of Ipswich past.
This website now incorporates The Fore Street Facelift 1961 website (see menubar above).
We are able to give small grants towards local environmental improvements of various kinds and this is often a spur to business another bodies.
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