Barry Girling’s earlier title Ipswich: memories of a special town – still selling several editions later – has now been followed by Band of brothers. At over 100 pages the expanded publication subtitled Some of the bargemen associated with the port of Ipswich c.1860-1960 features over 120 images.

Barry says: ‘The sailing barge was the early mainstay of bulk cargo transportation, especially between Ipswich and London. The great dock in town with its engineering works, maltings, mills and warehouses generated much waterborne traffic. Indeed over the years, close on 200 barges were laid down at Ipswich alone.’

You can the purchase the book for £15, with free delivery within Ipswich. For details, email or call 01473 328621. The book should be available from Waterstones.

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