PDF downloads of old documents
Now and again, we receive old documents relating to Ipswich, some quite
obscure. Here's a brief list of those on this website; they are all
linked on relevant pages within the site.
Stoke Hall sale notice
in The Bury and Norwich Post,
Railway rule book, 1846
A rare Ipswich railway worker's copy of the Eastern Counties
Railway signals and regulations.
to Ipswich 1906
A tiny c.September 1906 publication with fold-out map.
'Thank You' Pocket Time Table. Trains, Tides, Mails, and List of
Another tiny piece of monthly, free ephemera from May 1908.
Basically, it's an extended advertisement for The Ancient House Press.
Sanatorium 1912 EADT Souvenir
The original Foxhall Hospital (the King Edward Memorial
Sanatorium) was built in 1912 as an isolation hospital for people with
lung disorders, particularly TB sufferers. This book provides
contemporary descriptions and photographs of the institution (still in
use as a private hospital).
Wiggin & Son, photographic
chemists and lantern specialist
(Winter season 1913-1914).
A catalogue of products by the well-remembered Ipswich business (date
Ablitt (1784-1865): the Rushmere eccentric,
article from The East Anglian
Magazine, November 1961.
Ransomes & Rapier war memorial, historical
research document by Jean Austin, Spring 2010. It
includes background to the First and Second World War memorial at
Ransomes which was unveiled in 1921 (now in Bourne Park).
& Rapier images of their huge cranes from
around the world (c.1900) from Des Pawson's copy of the Smith's wire
rope-making company catalogue.
in the Borough of Ipswich historical research by the late Peter
Dolman for the Suffolk Mills Group. Details of the many windmills in
and on the edge of town (mainly from 1800 to the early 20th century).
Wolsey 450: commemorative brochure,
the 1980 publication relating to a series of events to celebrate 450
years since the death of Ipswich's most famous son.
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