Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society

The Suffolk IAS is Based in Ipswich.


Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 1930

Steven Worsley.

Two Centuries of the Omnibus.

As will be seen from the centenaries feature elsewhere in this Newsletter, two hundred years have passed since the first (horse powered) bus began its journey, and its successors continue to provide a public service.  

Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 1930

A speaker from the Halstead 21st Century Group.

The Halstead Air Raid Shelters.

Threatened by new housing, the 16 wartime air raid shelters erected by Courtaulds near the centre of Halstead have been researched by the Halstead 21st Century Group, who are campaigning for their retention in any new development.

Wednesday 8 May 2024. 

Visit to be confirmed.

Saturday 8 June 2024 from 1000. 

East of England Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference

To be held at The Forum, Norwich. 

Download the programme and booking form

Wednesday 12 June 2024.

Visit to be confirmed.

Wednesday 10 July 2024.

Visit to be confirmed.

The venue for indoor meetings is the Ipswich Transport Museum, Cobham Road, Ipswich, IP3 9JD.  We are now able to meet in the ‘Savoy’, aka the Portabcabin, which is capable of being heated prior to the start of out meetings.  It should thus be more comfortable in the winter months than the open space within the museum which we have used since the pandemic eased.

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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