The success of this year's Heritage Open Days in Ipswich is entirely due to Dianne Hosking who successfully arranged for some twenty-seven buildings, a bus and a boat to be available to visitors over the weekend of the 14 and 15 September. Despite the weather (heavy rain on Saturday morning and a strong wind from lunchtime on Sunday) a healthy number of visitors climbed aboard the Victor, were stunned by the second largest organ in Europe (Royal Hospital School) and impressed by the efforts of the Maritime Trust in the Customs House. We got one or two things wrong (the fly-past at Martlesham had taken place the weekend before) and we did run out of leaflets before things started but overall the event was very successful. Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard in the venues.
If you have any suggestions for buildings that should be open next year please let me know.