Welcome to the IDHTS’s website
Last edited 18th February 2019
Robert (Bob) Pratt, a well known local businessman and amateur historian had the idea to form a Society to provide a forum for all those interested in the history of transport. Bob had already been involved in the formation of two local historical organisations, the Suffolk Photographic Survey & the Suffolk Local History Council (both are accessible via Suffolk Local History Council link). Bob assembled a small group of local transport enthusiasts who formed the Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society in 1963 to cover transport by air, road, rail and water.
The initial format of monthly meetings, with the exception of June, July and August, has continued almost unchanged until the present day. The meetings are addressed by invited locally and nationally known speakers.
Visits are also made to local venues of transport interest.
The Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society publishes a quarterly newsletter 'Transport Matters' (ISSN 0306 0187), this publication includes accounts of lectures given and articles on transport subjects.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 25th 2018
In order to comply with the above legislation we need members’ permission in writing to use your personal details, such as name, address, e-mail etc, for club purposes.
To achieve this a form has been created. EVERY MEMBER will receive 2 GDPR forms BOTH to be SIGNED-1 to be returned to Treasurer Pat, the other to be retained for your own records.
If you don’t do this we cannot use your details to contact you so you will be deemed to no longer be a member of the IDHTS.
The Committee are pleased to announce that David Kerridge has been appointed Society Secretary with immediate effect.
Our next meeting is on 27th February 2019 and is Lost Railways of Suffolk illustrated by Nathan Dodd.
Please note the new venue:
The Ipswich Citadel
The Salvation Army
558 Woodbridge Road
Ipswich IP4 4PH
Additional car parking is now available adjacent to the Salvation Army premises at the HiQ car centre by kind permission of the HiQ manager.
Please no parking in front of side up & over door (24 / 7 access required at all times)
IDHTS Excursion to the Hornby Visitor Centre
Saturday 13th July 2019
HORNBY VISITOR CENTRE with on site cafe
Afternoon Excursion in ex-East Kent AEC Regent Bus to Deal (coastal/country route) – time for a cuppa, walk, & visit to Deal/Walmer Lifeboat…or a dip in the sea!!!
Coach travel, entrance to visitor centre, bus to deal & evening meal
(meal details on separate sheet)
--- £40 ---
Full payment to IDHTS at time of booking