Exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I

Ipswich Building Society will be holding a special exhibition at its town centre branch, Mutual House, from Monday 5 November to Saturday 17 November. The display will include items from the Society’s archive to illustrate how it continued to operate during the First World War, how it worked tirelessly to provide homes in the difficult years after the Armistice was signed in November 1918, and its donation of funds to provide a permanent memorial to those who died in the conflict.

Society archivist, Margaret Hancock, will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions from 10am to 4pm on Friday 9, and 9am to 12 noon on Saturday 10 November 2018.

The Society is also offering special events, with informal curator’s tours of the exhibition for its members and an additional event solely for members of Ipswich Society.

Come along to hear the fascinating story of the Freehold Land Society’s attempts to provide accommodation for ‘members and demobilised men’. Efforts included converting former army huts into 3 bedroom bungalow dwellings with enough land to establish small market gardens and converting Roundwood, the former Mansion home of Admiral Lord Nelson, into flats for rent.


Numbers for these events are limited and booking is essential.

Friday 9 November, 11am & 2pm – exclusively for members of Ipswich Building Society. Member events can be booked directly with the Society via its website:

www.ibs.co.uk/members-lounge or by visiting any of its branches.

Wednesday 14 November, 3pm – exclusively for Ipswich Society members.

To book for this event email mutualhouse@ibs.co.uk, visit the branch in Princes Street, Ipswich, or telephone 01473 230211.