News from the Archives
The archives are, strictly speaking, the School Archives rather than the club archives, although the interest to Old Ipswichians is undiminished by this fact.
The School is fortunate to have the services of Ex-Headmaster Dr John Blatchly who continues to unearth fascinating facts and mementos on a regular basis. As an expert on the history of the Town and County, John is also able to place our archives into context to an extent that few others could possibly hope to approach. Earlier this year, Dr Blatchly invited former pupil Melissa Joralemon to work with him in the Archives where she will be officially in charge from January 2012. She will remain in close touch with Dr Blatchly and has made assurances that she will not let him stray out of reach. Melissa can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org .
As you will probably be aware John writes a weekly piece for the East Anglian Daily Times, click to download his article on Thomas Wolsey and the Ipswich and Suffolk Club, fascinating reading.
On Wednesday 6th April Diarmaid MacCulloch FBA, Professor of the History of the Church in the University of Oxford, gave a lecture on Henry V111: The Wolsey Years in Great School at Ipswich School.
A recent addition to the archives is a rather splendid 16th Century oak door, rescued from Westgate Street in Ipswich, click here to read all about its history.
Some of the books are available to borrow including these books on Naval History ships and sea. Full listing available here.
Whenever possible we open up the archives during our year reunions when we display items of memorabilia relevant to the particular year group. Always well worth a visit.
The museum and archives are listed on the new Suffolk Museum website where you will find information on our general opening times and details of other museums in the County.
Should you wish to know more or would like to visit the museum do get in touch email@example.com