There are three only this season because of the special events of 2010. All will take place in Museum Street Methodist Church on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm. Please feel free to bring your friends. There is no charge for anyone.
12 January 'Saving the Walk'
Bob Markham has subtitled his talk 'Ipswich people catch the tram, 1880 - to date'. He says this is "an illustrated history of Ipswich filling in its Victorian boundaries: travel by 'tram' to Whitton village, 1903; Gainsborough 1930; Priory Heath 1939; Maidenhall 1950; Chantry 1953, and more." [Editor: it sounds like a fascinating combination of geography, history, sociology and public transport!]
9 February The River Gipping Trust
Lewis Tyler, Secretary of the Trust, will speak about the work which has been done and which is planned to restore and care for this historic river and valley. The Trust is greatly involved with maintaining and improving the river from Stowmarket to West End Bridge, Ipswich. Although that doesn't include the final stretch of the river through the rest of Ipswich, members of our Society are likely to be very interested in everything to do with our historic waterway through Suffolk.
9 March Date definite. Speakers to be confirmed in the January Newsletter.