Above: Autumn colours and textures in the Arboretum, October 2019. Photograph by Graham Smith.

Welcome to the New Year issue of the Newsletter and it is encouraging to extend that welcome all the new members to The Ipswich Society listed below. I am sure that our very successful Heritage Open weekend in 2019 (see page 6) had a hand in this bumper number. As has become customary, we will cover the results of the Society’s Annual Awards Evening in November – a high number of nominations with several notable award winners this year – with an article and photographs in our April 2020 issue. Meanwhile, all the relevant photographs and information can be viewed on our online Image Archive. I hope that many adults and children will enter the 60th Anniversary Photography Competition (see page 22).                 R.G.

Above: The Blatchly Armillary Sphere, Christchurch Park, against a moody sky in October 2019. Photograph by Graham Smith.