East Anglia Lunch & visit to Ipswich Transport Museum

27 Fellows and guests enjoyed a spectacular visit to the Ipswich Transport Museum on Thursday 12th May on the occasion of the annual East Anglia Regional lunch.

Guests started to arrive around 10.00am and were served tea, coffee and biscuits prior to our tour. The Fellowship were given exclusive access to the museum and with 4 tour guides led by the Museums Vice Chairman, Bob Mellor, the group numbers were small enough to gain the benefit of the guides immense knowledge.

The Museum is run by unpaid volunteers and it is a credit to their vast experience and the time they give that the Museum is the success it is.  The Museum was founded in 1965 and since that time a collection of over 90 vehicles and other interesting exhibits have been built up. All exhibits were used in or around the Ipswich area and many built in the town itself.  Following the tour event organiser, Brian Childs, thanked Bob Mellor and his team for a very interesting visit and wished them success for the future.

Following the tour our group made the short journey to The Brewery Tap in Ipswich's Waterside area. Drinks prior to lunch were taken outside in the pleasant sunshine where we all had the opportunity to reflect on what we had experienced at the Museum.  We were then served a superb 3 course lunch from a fairly extensive menu in the cosy and welcoming restaurant. The quality of the food and the arrangement of serving the correct meal to each guest was very impressive

Chairman Peter-Lewis Jones gave a warm vote of thanks to the Fellows for their support of the event and to the staff for their excellent service. After the meal and having said farewell to each other journeys home commenced around 3.30pm.