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Newsletter, July 2010 (Issue 180)

Heritage Open Days


Heritage Open Days Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 September

This weekend will again see The Ipswich Society organising the hugely popular Heritage Open Days. We are fortunate again to have Ipswich Transport Museum participating by supplying a veteran bus to link between some of the properties. The bus departs from the Custom House on the Waterfront at 11 am and then every hour until the last journey at 4 pm. The route is as follows:

Waterfront - Fore Street - Bolton Lane (for Christchurch Mansion and Freemasons' Hall) - Henley Road (Ipswich School) - High Street (Ipswich Museum) - Museum Street (Arlingtons) - Friars Street (Willis Building and Unitarian Meeting House) - Falcon Street (St Stephen's, Tourist Information Centre) - over Stoke Bridge to New Cut West and Felaw Maltings for an overview of the Waterfront - Russell Road (Grafton House and Endeavour House) - return to Waterfront.

There are approximately twenty-six buildings participating in this year's event. They represent seven centuries in the history of Ipswich, providing a chance to see inside historical buildings, many of which are not normally accessible to the general public. There will be free guided walks on the Saturday and Sunday led by Ipswich Tourist Guides.

All information will be in our leaflet available from mid-August at the Tourist Information Centre, museums and libraries.

DIANNE HOSKING

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