The Story of the Waterfront
Dates: 5th May, 9th June 2022
Hear tales of Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Medieval Merchants, Tudor Adventurers and Victorian Engineers. Discover how The Waterfront continues to be essential to the success of Ipswich.
All Thursday walks start at 2 pm see our About Us page.
Dates: 12th May, 16th June 2022
Walk along the Waterfront past the ancient Saxon crossing place to the modern Stoke Bridge, where the Gipping becomes the Orwell . We'll also visit The Jerwood Dancehouse, and a redundant medieval church restored with the help of a multi- million pound Heritage Lottery Grant.
Dates: 19th May, 23rd June 2022
Explore The 'Education Quarter' of Ipswich, the new Suffolk Record Office, The University and Suffolk New College , visit Holy Trinity Church and St Clements Congregational Church, with its connections to the Grimwade family.
The Waterfront Today
Date; 26th May, 30th June 2022
The Waterfront is changing all the time! Hear about The Hold, new home of Suffolk Record Office, and the development of The Winerack. Discover some of the new plans afoot to turn our South facing dockside into an even more successful leisure facility.
The Victorian Dock
Date: 2nd June, 2022
Discover how and why the Wet dock was built, and how ,together with the arrival of the railways, it triggered an industrial boom in Ipswich. Admire the Old Customs House , a fine listed building, and now home to Associated British Ports.