Archive | February 2015

5th Feb | History of River Gipping – an illustrated talk by Lewis Tyler

Trust members working on the Lock at Pipps Ford

Trust members working on the Lock at Pipps Ford

Our first speaker of 2015 was Lewis Tyler, who came to give us an illustrated talk about the history of the River Gipping.

Lewis is a member of the River Gipping Trust*, an organisation which aims to preserve the historic heritage of the Stowmarket Navigation by restoring the structures that enabled navigation of the River Gipping from the centre of Stowmarket to the docks in Ipswich, whilst caring for the flora and fauna of The Gipping Valley and making the footpath more accessible for the less able to enjoy the river. Continue reading