A trip to Ipswich

Original post January 26, 2015 By: Bob Farrer

Came up last week on a foul day, cold with rain and sleet. Went to the museum to look for information on a slightly alternative way to add to the docks project,as I do not have the time to be able to visit regularly from Hemel Hempstead.

Museum was disappointing for me, although they may have items in the archive that are more docks, water and commerce related.

Took a few pics. of contrasts.





Comments from original blog

Peter Ellis · January 27, 2015 Reply

Hi Bob, like the broken sign, fits in well with our ideas…

Keith and Tom are the guys to talk about the archives, apparently there are a lot of images there (some taken by Keith!) It is a part of the project we will follow up on, we will keep everyone informed as to progress – we hope to borrow some images to supplement our new ones when we exhibit at the year end.

Whenever you plan to come up it’s always worth while ringing us to see if we are available, as we are generally gentlemen of leisure we may be able to meet up at short notice…

Tom · January 28, 2015 Reply

It certainly looks grim in these weather conditions Bob. If you contact the photography curator in advance, she has a treasure trove of photographic exhibits that could be brought out for ‘research’.
The Ipswich Society has just digitised analogue records of Ipswich and some are from Stoke Quay. There is a link on the BBC site but you should be able to find something out via The Ipswich Society Flickr site.

Bob Farrer · January 29, 2015 Reply

Thanks for that Tom, appreciated. If we could get a few of those recent 10×8 of yours up really big I think they could make great centre pieces to build an exhibition around. I am thinking – change is always happening, sometimes we notice it more – rather than a look what we are, look at what was, sort of rhetoric, does that make any sense?

Peter yes I will remember that, I came up last week on a spur of the moment, having had to put off a trip planned a couple of times.


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