Archive | March 2012

Mar 15th | Ghost Walk Around Ipswich

On Thursday 15th March 10 brave members of Capel Ladies met at 7.30pm outside St Stephen’s Church (the Tourist Office) in Ipswich. There to greet us was our guide, Ed Nicholls, and his lady assistant who was coming along for the experience as she was training to be a tour guide herself.

After introducing himself and telling us how the ghost tours began, he said that from various anecdotes and stories about different parts of the town we can learn a lot about the history of Ipswich over the years.

And so it proved! Continue reading

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Mar 1st | ‘Travel to Dangerous & Unusual Places’

Everyone has their own idea of a Dream Holiday, be it a Caribbean cruise, ski-ing in the Alps or a week in a caravan on the Dorset coast.

For Jim O’Brien, though, it is none of these! He works in the travel industry as a tour leader, escorting groups on holidays to destinations in Africa, Central Asia and Papua New Guinea amongst others.

Jim began his career as a tour guide in the Middle East… Continue reading