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 David Kerridge, 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.
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IDHTS 60th Anniversary Summer Lunch June 29th 2024 at 12.00 p.m.
To celebrate the Ipswich & District Historical Society 60th Anniversary, we are inviting present & past IDHTS members to a summer lunch to be held at Venue 16 (312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3QJ). We hope by holding a local summer lunch event, that some of our older present or past members that normally are unable to attend meetings, might like to attend this event, guests are welcome to attend. It will be chance to catch up on memories of IDHTS events. The cost will include our own dining area, bar & garden, welcome drink and a two-course lunch followed by tea or coffee. So please complete the form below, if you would like to attend, by May 29th at the latest, along with payment of £35 (per person-Cheques made payable to IDHTS ).
Menu Choices (Please indicate choices of each person that your booking and your contact details)
Welcome Drink on arrival.
Roast Sirloin of beef with Yorkshire puddings, baby roasted carrots, roasted parsnip,
greens, rosemary roasted potatoes and beef juices.
Chicken Breast stuffed with apricot and thyme stuffing, wrapped in smoked streaky
bacon served with tender stem broccoli, honey roasted carrots, roast potatoes and
drizzled with a red wine jus.
Beetroot Wellington slice served on a chunky tomato sauce, crushed new potatoes and green vegetables (Vegetarian option).
Passion fruit and white chocolate cheesecake served with fresh berries and fruit coulis.
Dark chocolate and salted caramel brownie with white chocolate and
Main Choice (e.g. Beef/Chicken/ or Wellington)Continental cheese board with crackers.
First & Surname/s (including any guests) Main Choice (e.g. Beef/Chicken/ or Wellington) Dessert (e.g. Cheesecake/Brownie or Cheeseboard) Any food allergies? (state allergy)
Contact Tel NO…………………………………Email address…………………………………………………
Postal Address Treasurer: Mr D Kerridge, 197 Ashcroft Road, Ipswich. IP1 6AF. If you would prefer to pay by Bank Transfer, please ensure you state your name: IDHTS Bank Account: Barclays, Sort Code: 204451 Account No 10477893. IF payment is by BT please also send the above information by email to email@example.com with full details confirming payment. Any queries call 01473 424904.
If you unable to print the form, please send email details above or call us with your choices.
Ipswich & District Historical Transport Society Event-Wednesday March 27th
The History of RAF Bentwaters - presented by Simon Gladas. The presentation will cover the history of RAF Bentwaters from 1943 to 1993. Beginning with the origins of the airfield and the early use by the RAF in WW11, through to the arrival of the Americans in 1951, the many units and aircraft types deployed during the Cold War. For those who remember the skies in Suffolk full of jet fighters and the many airshows, it will bring back many memories and if you have wondered what did happen at one of the largest bases in the UK then this presentation will reveal all. Presented by Simon Gladas, a volunteer at the Bentwaters Cold War Museum, the talk will include many photos from the extensive archive held by the museum. (Air).
Please note: this replaces David Kerridges London Transport Museum Depot ‘A Transport Chest’ and will be re-scheduled later.
The Society meets at the Ipswich Citadel, Salvation Army, 558 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich IP4 4PH at 7.30 p.m. (doors open from 7.00). Free car parking & refreshments available. Entrance fee £2.50. (Non-members £4.00) Non-members always welcome.
The Committee reserve the right to amend the programme due to non-availability of the presenter/s. Please always check our website or facebook page for up-to-date details of events.