Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society

The Suffolk IAS is Based in Ipswich.


Saturday 3rd June 2017
East of England Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference, Braintree Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, from 0930.

Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 7.30pm
Visit to the private collection of rural bygones owned by Mike and Margaret Garnish at Garden Cottage, Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham, IP16 4PT. Seldom open to the public, this is a rare opportunity to view the collection of rural, domestic and trade bygones at Aldringham, around a mile outside Leiston on the Aldeburgh Road.

Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 7.30pm – Walk around Martlesham Heath
Note this is a week later than our usual date, in order to form part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology.

Meet at the village shopping centre/Douglas Bader pub, on Eagle Way/Valiant Road. Car Parks are available close by at Side Centre Gate, IP5 3TY and Valiant Road, IP5 3SR.

Martlesham Heath was chosen by the Royal Flying Corps for the site of one of their aerodromes in the First World War, one hundred years ago in 1917. To celebrate the centenary, we shall investigate the remains of the RAF base here, all of which date from a later period. Martlesham Heath was one of the RAF’s most important bases, and despite its latter-day redevelopment for housing and retail purposes, can still boast a surviving hangar and the barrack blocks, amongst other remains.

Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 7.30pm – To be arranged
First indoor meeting of the new season.

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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