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In Conversation with Wes – IMT Spring Talks

5th April 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


In Conversation with Wes by David ‘Wes’ Westwood

Wes was the recipient of the IMT’s 2021 Richard W Smith Memorial Award and the citation drew attention to ‘a larger-than life character who goes out of his way to help others’. Whose labour of love in restoring and running Sailing Barge Victor ensures that guests can experience Maritime Ipswich from the water – and enjoy superb teas, courtesy of his wife Denise or delicious suppers supplied by the neighbouring Mariners floating restaurant!

After a lifetime of working on and around the River Orwell, as a boatman and a bargee, Wes took on Victor in 2009, and now works flat out through the summer months, offering public cruises and private charters.

This talk will start at 8pm following the IMT 2022 AGM which starts at 7:30pm with entry from 7pm at the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building.

Car parking is available in the nearby Duke St car park or at IBC pay car parks at St Peters Wharf or Fore St Baths.

The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests; included are free tea, coffee and biscuits after the talk.

We no longer require pre-booking of tickets for our talks and take both card and cash payments.


5th April 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ipswich Maritime Trust


University of Suffolk Waterfront Building
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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