The next meeting of the Alde Valley Suffolk Family History Group will hear Chris Turland of the Ipswich Transport Museum give a talk entitled “Wheels of Ipswich”.
He will tell how Suffolk and the town of Ipswich have developed in the last few hundred years, and the role that transport has played in that development. His illustrated talk will cover the early railways, horse drawn and electric trams, diesel buses (including the story of the oldest trolleybus on public display in the world), river transport, and the rise and effect of personal transport such as the bicycle and the family car, with particular reference to local manufacturers.
The museum has an extensive archive which Chris can draw upon, and a number of the pictures he will use may well have been originally shown to audiences as part of a magic lantern show.
The meeting will be at Leiston Community Centre, King George’s Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4JX (between the Crown pub and the Fire Station) at 7.30pm on Monday 21st September. Visitors are most welcome: £2.50 including light refreshments.