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18 November 2017IPSWICH- Celebrating our Our Heritage Past Present and Future 18 November 2017

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IPSWICH- Celebrating our Our Heritage Past Present and Future 18 November 2017
Ipswich Heritage Network
Saturday 18 November 2017

IPSWICH- Celebrating our Our Heritage Past Present and Future 18 November 2017.

The above event is being arranged by Ipswich Heritage Network and IAT is participating and helping to organise this symposium.

Details below.




18th November 2017

Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich

10.30am – 4pm

 The theme of the symposium is ‘Ipswich – Celebrating Our Heritage – Past, Present, and Future’. We are hoping to have a number of short presentations from the various voluntary groups and organisations which have been involved in the town, together with opportunities to consider how best we can sustain and further develop heritage priorities for the future success of Ipswich.

Draft Programme

10.30 Coffee

10.45 – 11-15 Welcome & Introduction (Roger Fern & John Field) to include inputs from Ipswich Heritage Forum and Ipswich Conservation & Design Panel

11.15 – 12.30 Group Presentations (15 mins each)

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.45 Group Presentations (15 minutes each)

2.45 - 3.00 Tea

3.00 – 4.00 – ‘Looking to the Future’ – an open panel discussion chaired by John Field, with representatives of the 10 heritage groups, and inviting questions and contributions from the audience.

We will be providing tea and coffee on arrival, a choice of hot lunches, and afternoon tea. To cover these costs and the cost of the accommodation, we will have to make a charge of £18.00 per head.

We are very keen for all the groups invited to be represented, and to encourage as many members and friends to attend. It would be very positive if some of the participants were new to the heritage scene in Ipswich.

Details of how the presentations will be facilitated will be circulated to all participating groups.

 We are expecting that the event will be very well attended so in the first instance we are allocating priority booking for up to 5 places for each organisation (including the presenter), after which places will be open to all.

We look forward to welcoming you on 18th November to what we expect to be a memorable event in the Ipswich Heritage calendar


Yours sincerely

Bob Allen (Vice-Chair, Ipswich Building Preservation Trust) email


Co-ordinating Committee Members

·         John Field (Chair of Ipswich Heritage Forum)

·         John Norman (Chair of Ipswich Society Executive Committee)

·         Robin Gaylard (Ipswich Society)

·         Chris Wiltshire (Chair Ipswich Archaeological Trust)

·         Bob Allen (Vice-Chair, IBPT)

Heritage Organisations invited: (1) Ipswich Heritage Forum & Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel (2) Ipswich Society (3) Ipswich Historic Churches Trust (4) Ipswich Building Preservation Trust (5) Ipswich Archaeological Trust (6) Friends of Ipswich Museums (7) Friends of Suffolk Record Office (8) Ipswich Transport Museum (9) Ipswich Maritime Trust (10) Ipswich Town Tourist Guides