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September 2019

Old Customs House – Heritage Open Days 2019

14th September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Customs House, 33 Key Street
Ipswich, IP4 1BZ United Kingdom
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The Ipswich Society is proud to coordinate the Heritage Open Days event in Ipswich on behalf of the town and we are lucky to be able to help support the opening of the Old Customs House on the Common Quay of the historic Wet Dock. The Old Customs House was built in 1845 and designed by John Medlan Clark using red and white brick and stone. An interesting feature of the facade is the working of the brick to imitate…

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October 2019

The Story of the Mary Rose – IMT Autumn Talks

2nd October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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£4.50

The Story of the Mary Rose - Dr Philip Roberts   In 1545 during a battle with an invading French fleet in the Solent, the Mary Rose capsized and tragically sunk killing about 500 of its crew members. As it was King Henry VIII’s favourite ship it was a national disaster. 437 years later the ship was raised from the seabed with over 19,000 Tudor objects and many skeletons. The story of the Mary Rose has made history in underwater…

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November 2019

The Loss of the Truculent: The Lack of a Seaman’s Eye? – IMT Autumn Talks

6th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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£4.50

The Loss of the Truculent: The Lack of a Seaman’s Eye? - John Johnson-Allen   In January 1950 the submarine HMS Truculent collided with a coastal tanker. The tanker was sailing from Purfleet to Ipswich; the collision occurred off Southend, near the Oaze bank. Truculent was ripped open and sank to the bottom. Sixty three men lost their lives. The last survivor, Fred Henley, was on the bridge at the time. Now age 95 and living in Clacton, he was…

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December 2019

Ipswich Shipbuilding – IMT Autumn Talks

4th December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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£4.50

Ipswich Shipbuilding - Chris Turland Chris Turland’s talk is on the history of shipbuilding in Ipswich; the ships, the people who built them, and the development of the shipyards around the docks. Chris is a freelance teacher, artist and photographer, having previously spent many years at sea. Talks start at 7.30pm and all are welcome at the Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk. The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests. Car parking is available in…

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February 2020

Mayflower 400 – IMT Spring Talks

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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£4.50

Mayflower 400 - Cathy Shelbourne Four hundred years ago, The Mayflower sailed to the New World. The ‘Pilgrim Fathers’ many of whom originated from East Anglia established the settlement that is now regarded as the foundation of modern America. IMT member and cruise ship speaker Cathy Shelbourne has just written a guide to Harwich, home of the master of The Mayflower. In this talk, she will be looking back at The Mayflower’s origins, as well as forward to the Mayflower 400 celebrations…

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March 2020

The ‘London’ Wreck – IMT Spring Talks

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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£4.50

The 'London' Wreck - Steven Ellis The 'London', a Cromwellian built warship sank in the Thames Estuary over 350 years ago. It is now on Historic England's high-risk register. As it is sitting right on the edge of the main shipping channel, every passing vessel has a detrimental effect on the shipwreck. Steven Ellis is a volunteer licensed diver and with his team formed The London Shipwreck Trust to support the recovery of artefacts and remains so that they are not…

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July 2020

Sailing Trips on board the ‘Victor’ – IMT Barge Trips

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Customs House, 33 Key Street
Ipswich, IP4 1BZ United Kingdom
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£65

We are pleased to announce the following event is continuing with social distancing measures and other COVID secure guidelines in place. Please find the guidelines via the link below. IMT - Barge Trip - Covid Secure Guidelines   This trip is a great chance to get the best views of the rivers Orwell, Stour and the Walton backwaters. While on board you will also get the chance to help sail the iconic barge. 'Victor' was built in 1895 by Shrubsalls…

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Visit ‘Historic Harwich’ – IMT Barge Trips

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Old Customs House, 33 Key Street
Ipswich, IP4 1BZ United Kingdom
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£65

We are pleased to announce the following event is continuing with social distancing measures and other COVID secure guidelines in place. Please find the guidelines via the link below. IMT - Barge Trip - Covid Secure Guidelines Spend a day exploring Historic Harwich with a guide from the Harwich Society, after a morning's sail on 'Victor' to Harwich Ha'penny pier. This is followed by an afternoon's sail back to Ipswich. Leaving from outside the Old Custom House, Ipswich at 9am…

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August 2020

Visit ‘Historic Harwich’ – IMT Barge Trips

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Old Customs House, 33 Key Street
Ipswich, IP4 1BZ United Kingdom
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£65

We are pleased to announce the following event is continuing with social distancing measures and other COVID secure guidelines in place. Please find the guidelines via the link below. IMT - Barge Trip - Covid Secure Guidelines Spend a day exploring Historic Harwich with a guide from the Harwich Society, after a morning's sail on 'Victor' to Harwich Ha'penny pier. This is followed by an afternoon's sail back to Ipswich. Leaving from outside the Old Custom House, Ipswich at 9am…

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September 2020

Sailing Trips on board the ‘Victor’ – IMT Barge Trips

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Customs House, 33 Key Street
Ipswich, IP4 1BZ United Kingdom
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£65

We are pleased to announce the following event is continuing with social distancing measures and other COVID secure guidelines in place. Please find the guidelines via the link below. IMT - Barge Trip - Covid Secure Guidelines This trip is a great chance to get the best views of the rivers Orwell, Stour and the Walton backwaters. While on board you will also get the chance to help sail the iconic barge. 'Victor' was built in 1895 by Shrubsalls at…

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