A new series of Guided Walks has been prepared by Ipswich Tourist Guides to help bring the history of Ipswich to life. “Afternoon Tea Walks” will run from January to April with each walk exploring a particular theme or aspect of the town’s heritage. To make it extra special each walk will conclude in one of the towns great tea rooms where walkers will enjoy refreshments and a further opportunity to chat with their Guide.
The series commences on Thursday 22nd January, at 2pm with a walk entitled “From Our Lady of Grace to Wolsey” which will look at Ipswich’s beautiful churches – thanks to the wealth of the town’s medieval merchants – the town’s pilgrimage site, visited by Henry VIII and the turbulent times of our great Cardinal, Thomas Wolsey.
The series of eight walks also includes “Mr Dickens” (The connections the great writer had with Ipswich, places he visited and described in his writing and local characters that inspired him), “Myth, Mystery & Murder” (exploring myths and legends of Ipswich), “Ipswich – First & Finest”! (Which will include notable Ipswich people, achievements, and unique historical happenings) and “What’s in a Name”? (Discover the origins of our street names and what they can tell us about the past.
Tickets cost just £8.00 per person per walk, which includes refreshments, and must be booked in advance. A full colour leaflet with details of all the walks, and how to book, is available from Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Lane. Telephone 01473 258070, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.allaboutipswich.com.