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,

Eastern Counties Railway rule book, 1846
A rare Ipswich railway worker's copy of the Eastern Counties Railway signals and regulations.

Guide to Ipswich 1906
A tiny c.September 1906 publication with fold-out map.

Ipswich 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 unknown).


Nat Ablitt (1784-1865): the Rushmere eccentric,
article from The East Anglian Magazine, November 1961.


The 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).

Please email any comments and contributions by clicking here.
Search Ipswich Historic Lettering
2004 Copyright throughout the Ipswich Historic Lettering site: Borin Van Loon
No reproduction of text or images without express written permission