Come for a themed walk around Ipswich and finish off with Tea and a cake at one of the many cafes in the town. 

We offer a variety of topics each lasting about 90 minutes, and setting off from The Hold at 2 pm.  The price includes the cake and drink.

See www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/public-events-programme/walks/ 

and look for Afternoon Tea Walk:

 

 12/01/22 Iconic Ipswich.
The walk will travel along the waterfront and then into the heart of
the town taking in some of the iconic sites and buildings that
identify the town. Hear about Wolsey's college, Wolsey's gate, the
Unitarian Meeting house, Willis building, Customs house, Medieval
churches and more.

 28/01/22 Things About Ipswich You Couldn’t Live Without Knowing.
Join us for look a look at some of the key (and some of the quirky)
events and happenings in Ipswich’s 1500 year history. Discover the
“New” Town Hall (and a few of the issues with the old one), the
granting of the town’s first Royal Charter, why Ipswich butchers
were fined a shilling, why the peasants were revolting, what John
Shave was offering for sale in his Buttermarket shop in 1781 and
much, much more.

 07/02/22 Happy Birthday Mr Dickens!
A walk to celebrate Charles Dickens’ 210th Birthday! See where he
stayed during his visits to Ipswich, the places that he wrote about in
his Journal, and follow in Sam Weller’s footsteps to St Clements’
Churchyard. During the walk we will explore some of the major
themes in Dickens’ writing, particularly his thoughts on the Victorian
poor, and on education.

 23/02/22 Right Royal Connections.
Ipswich has been home to an Anglo Saxon King and a Dowager
Queen of France. We’ve also received visits from Prince Albert
both Queen Elizabeths, and a host of other royals, both British and
foreign. On this walk we can follow in their footsteps and hear how
they got on in our town !

 08/03/22 Remarkable Women of Ipswich.
Today is International Women's Day, when his-story becomes
her-story, celebrate with the inspirational tales of local women
overcoming the odds to become pilots, war workers,
suffragettes,archaeologists or famous writers. archaeologists or
famous writers.

 25/03/22 Maritime Matters.
Hear tales of Anglo Saxon settlers, Viking invaders, medieval
merchants, Victorian engineers and discover how the waterfront
continues to be an essential part of the success of Ipswich

 07/04/22 Explorers and Adventurers.
Ipswich is a town founded by adventurers from across the North
Sea. Join a walk to discover more about the bold adventurers and
explorers, from those early Anglo -Saxon invaders, builders of
China’s first railway to a daring female pilot and more, all of whom
have helped to shape the history of this ancient and fascinating
town.

 20/04/22 Ipswich Medics.
Stroll around sites associated with inspirational Ipswich medical men
and women, and their pioneering advances. Hear about our Ipswich
Nobel Laureate, and our first female doctor, and others who helped
in the fight smallpox and gout.