Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society

The Suffolk IAS is Based in Ipswich.


Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 7.30pm – Linda Sexton: A Stagecoach Through Ipswich
Another revisit from a popular speaker. Linda’s researches into the Ipswich to Yarmouth Southtown turnpike road resulted in further research into the stagecoaches which served Ipswich prior to the advent of railways.

Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 7.30pm – Mick Farrow: The History of the Tolly Cobbold Brewery
The story of the Ipswich brewers who ceased trading a decade and a half ago. The brewery itself awaits redevelopment/restoration.

Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7.30pm – John Jones: Industrial Archaeology Visits at Home and Abroad
John has participated in a number of organised visits by the likes of the Association for Industrial Archaeology and Heritage of Industry. The presentation will include recent visits to Moulton and the Netherlands, the latter being that which we were unable to see following the AGM.

Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 7.30pm – Graham Mack and Peter McGee: The Lost Aerodrome of Elmswell
With the centenary of the Great War being remembered in 2014, the Elmswell History Group began a project to discover more about the Royal Flying Corps aerodrome located in their village. With Zeppelin raids on England commencing in 1915, Home Defence Aerodromes, including that at Elmswell, were built for the protection of the capital.

Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 7.30pm – Steve Worsle: Railway Architecture
The railways added to the landscape with their various buildings, but also found a need to impress potential passengers with monumental architecture. A variety of historic structures from our railway system – stations, signal boxes, engine sheds and more.

Venue: All indoor meetings are held at the Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich, IP3 9JD. Parking and access is via the rear of the museum.

More details of the events may be found in the Events Diary


John Jones, Hines Farm, Earl Stonham, Stowmarket, IP14 5HQ (01449 711448) Email:

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