Quite a striking theme for this blog post wouldn’t you say. But it’s true! Back in 1987 Ipswich could have had a Transport and Technology Museum built right in the heart of the waterfront. On the 14th April 1987 plans were unveiled for the … [Read more...] about One from the Archive – When Ipswich could have had a Dockland Museum for £5 million pounds!
This weekend over 20 years ago, Ipswich held one of the largest Maritime Festivals it or the East Coast has ever seen. Sail Ipswich ‘97 saw over 30,000 visitors and welcomed over 300 vessels to the Wet Dock. In 1998 the organiser Mark Grimwade who … [Read more...] about One from the Archive – Sail Ipswich ’97
In late May 1940 the British Expeditionary Force was trapped at Dunkirk. Alongside thousands of troops from the French and Belgian armies too. As the frontlines moved closer to the coast and the Allied troops fell back, the British government took … [Read more...] about One from the Archive – When the Dunkirk Little Ships visited Ipswich