Margaret and Jean, our honorary Tea Ladies.
Winter Illustrated Talks
During the winter months about six talks are given by a variety of speakers on topics of interest to members. Our talks are free and open to all and take place at the Museum Street Methodist Church which is equipped with comfortable seating and modern Audio/Visual facilities. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served after the talks with a chance for members and guests to socialise.
Heritage Open Days
We organise these in Ipswich and District. Thirty plus premises, not usually
open to the public, are opened free of charge each year during a weekend in
See our Heritage Open Days page for more details.
Architect John Lyall talks to Ipswich Society Members in the James Hehir Theatre Studio.
Annual General Meeting
This is usually held in April each year and features a guest speaker.
The Ipswich Society Annual Awards Evening
This is held in November and attended by the Mayor of Ipswich.
See our Awards page for more details.
Visit to the City of London Model at the London Guildhall and then lunch at
20, Fenchurch Street "WalkieTalkie" followed by a visit to Whitechapel Bell
Foundary. Summer 2016.
One-day (and occasionally longer) visits are made to places of interest related to the Society's objectives:
- to promote the study of civic design,
- to stimulate public consciousness and appreciation of the beauty, history and character of Ipswich and its surroundings,
- to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of the features which go to make pleasing and convenient conditions in which to live and work,
- to pursue these ends by such means as meetings, lectures, study groups, exhibitions and publications.