This Window Museum display celebrates the trade that made Ipswich such an important port over the last 200 years.
A beautifully made model of a corner of Isaac Lord’s historic yard by a Suffolk College student around 40 years ago, together with an original delivery cart name board. This model is a reminder that Isaac Lord was not always a place for eating and drinking as it is today, but had been malting grain and a coal merchants since the medieval period.
Inspired by the recently published book ‘The Port of Ipswich – its Shipping & Trades’ by R W Smith & J Freestone, the display recalls many of the famous old dockside companies such as Cranfields, R & W Paul, and Isaac Lord. Samples of their grain, animal feed, and other raw materials are set out in miniature sacks, along with many nostalgic items kindly loaned by those companies’ still operating locally.