THE IPSWICH SOCIETY 62nd ANNIVERSARY YEAR
THE IPSWICH SOCIETY 2022
SUMMER OUTINGS AND EXCURSIONS.
Photo: A Walking Tour by John Norman in 2021.
THEMED WALKING TOURS AROUND IPSWICH **BOOKING IN ADVANCE NECESSARY**
Thursday May 19th 2pm - Maritime Trail themed walk with Tony Marsden.
Wednesday May 25th 2pm - Blue Plaques themed walk with Tony Robson.
Photo: "Wes" David Westward Skipper of "Victor"
Thursday June 9th - IPSWICH MARITIME TRUST CRUISE aboard SAILING BARGE "VICTOR"
for Ipswich Society members.
All-day Cruise from Ipswich to Harwich on the Victor with the Ipswich Maritime Trust.
This is the third season the Ipswich Society has organised a day trip on the historic 1895 sailing barge. Leaving from outside the Old Custom House at 9am and returning 4.30-5pm, ‘Victor’ will motor/sail to Harwich Ha’penny pier with mid-morning coffee, biscuits and bacon roll on the way. After a 90 minute tour of Harwich with guides from the Harwich Society, we return for drinks and a two course lunch with wine. Harwich has a remarkable collection of old buildings including the lighthouse, the newly opened captain of the Mayflower's house, one the first ever electric cinemas and a medieval wooden treadwheel crane. Victor will leave Harwich to sail/motor back to the Old Custom House with a tea on the way. Victor was restored in 1974 and beautifully maintained since. The cost is £65 per head, including a donation to the Harwich Society.
To book cruise go to: https://ipswichmaritimetrust.setmore.com.
Wednesday July 20th - ST. CLEMENTS CHURCH "DROP IN" EVENING - 6pm to 8pm
St. Clement's Church will be open for members to drop in at any time between 6pm and 8pm to see what has been going on inside the church since its conversion into an Arts Centre started.
Work has just finished to install a new floor and re-plaster some of the walls that had fallen into disrepair. It is now available to be booked for events - but the lack of toilets is a stumbling block for many potential users. Another £100,000 is needed to allow the installation of toilets to boost its potential.
There will be canapes and wine available.
2022 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - IPSWICH
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th SEPTEMBER.
After two years without Heritage Open Days in Ipswich The Ipswich Society is pleased to announce that we hope to be holding a Heritage Open Days weekend as normal again this year during the second weekend in September.
The response from many of the potential venues has been positive so far and we are hoping that as time goes on most of the venues will agree to open again this year, maybe with certain restrictions in place at some of them.
We are on the look out for more venues to add to the list which have not been open before.
More details to follow soon.
MORE EVENTS TO FOLLOW SOON.
THE IPSWICH SOCIETY 2022/23
ILLUSTRATED WINTER TALKS.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW ONCE CONFIRMED.
If there are changes to this schedule due to Covid-19 regulations, we will inform Members by email.
The talks are free and open to all and usually take place at 7.30pm at the Museum Street Methodist Church (entrance in Black Horse Lane) 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.