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    had the idea to form a Society to provide a forum for all those interested in the history of transport Bob had already been involved in the formation of two local historical organisations the Suffolk Photographic Survey the Suffolk Local History Council both are accessible via Suffolk Local History Council link Bob assembled a small group of local transport enthusiasts who formed the Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society in 1963 to cover transport by air road rail and water The initial format of monthly meetings with the exception of June July and August has continued almost unchanged until the present day The meetings are addressed by invited locally and nationally known speakers Visits are also made to local venues of transport interest The Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society publishes a quarterly newsletter Transport Matters ISSN 0306 0187 this publication includes accounts of lectures given and articles on transport subjects Visitors to this Site This web page requires a JavaScript enabled browser IDHTS Excursion 2016 Saturday 9 th July IPSWICH DISTRICT HISTORICAL TRANSPORT SOCIETY EXCURSION GREAT WESTERN SOCIETY DIDCOT time to look around this historic site ride behind operating steam trains and inspect on going restoration projects DEPARTING FROM

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Meetings
    Wednesday 28 th October 2015 Ipswich Airport Remembered illustrated presentation by John Griffiths Wednesday 25 th November 2015 History of Ipswich Dock s Railway Lines illustrated presentation by Graham Kenworthy Dave Pearce Wednesday 16 th December 2015 The Organisation of London Underground 150 illustrated presentation by Mark Honeywood Wednesday 27 th January 2016 Fenland Waterways illustrated presentation by Alan Faulkner Wednesday 24 th February 2016 The Tornado and P2 Locomotive

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page2.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Contacts
    IDHTS Secretary Mervyn Russen Tel 01473 414746 E Mail secretary at IDHTS Treasurer Mrs Pat Caddick Membership 83 Cromer Road Ipswich IP1 5EP Secretary Tel 01473 402152 E mail treasurer at IDHTS Transport Phil Argent Tel 01473 680513 Matters Editor

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page3.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Gallery Index
    from Stuart McNae Click on the Galleries to view Gallery 2 Lancaster Spitfire Hurricane Flypast at Wattisham from Martyn Hunt Gallery 3 Ships at Felixstowe from Martyn Hunt Gallery 4 More Ships Historical from Martyn Hunt Gallery 5 Pictures taken

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page14.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Membership
    membership and 11 for single membership plus partner Click on the link below for an application form which when filled in should be returned to Mrs Pat Caddick with your remittance either at a IDHTS meeting in person or by

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page16.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Society Excursions
    East Kent Railway plus Dover Museum and open top bus tour of Dover 25 th July 2011 Society Excursions Click on thumbnail image to go to webpage Royal Chatham Dockyard 7th July 2012 Coventry Transport Museum 13 th July 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page17.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Links
    to encourage and support the study of local history The Suffolk Record Office is responsible for looking after the county s archives and making them available to the public The RCTS is Britain s leading organisation for people interested in all aspects of railways past present and future and is highly regarded by both professional railway people and enthusiasts a position it has held since its formation in 1928 A

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page4.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Latest meeting Report
    had been designed as part of the Cold War inspired V Bomber force to carry one 10 000lb nuclear bomb per aircraft This new conflict caused her to be modified to carry twenty one 1000lb conventional bombs stacked within the fuselage in three groups of seven The story of how the Vulcans were made ready was fascinating since it required personnel to bin dive in scrap yards to retrieve already abandoned parts One must bear in mind that these aircraft were old technology and the electrics incorporated such ancient components as thermionic valves Even more fascinating is the story of the attack on Stanley Airport known as Operation Black Buck The Vulcans were Armed and ready to go based at Ascension Island which is 2 500 miles from the target The bombers were so heavily laden that each of them required eleven Victor tankers to keep themselves and the Vulcans supplied with fuel en route The attack was luckily a success in that the aircraft managed to land one bomb on the runway thus preventing its use by Argentinian fast jets Ray overran his time talking to us by some margin but it was such an interesting subject that nobody

    Original URL path: http://www.ipswichanddistricthistoricaltransportsociety.co.uk/page8.html (2016-04-25)
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