The Bus we went to Ipswich on ....
Saturday last bus about 10.30 pm packed with Ganges sailors and a few Woolvo boys, 5th and 6th form, the air thick with ciggie smoke. Flares were obligatory in the 70s, so the sailors didn’t feel out of place. ‘Half to Woolverstone please’, you said in your highest-pitched voice to the incredulous conductor.
If you are interested in engineering etc the Museum is well worth a visit. I didn’t realise just how important Ipswich was in agricultural / gardening machinery manufacturing from the 18th century onwards. There are a lot of displays from Ransomes and Cranes Foundry, another metal-bashing company.
The museum is entirely staffed by volunteers. I got chatting to one and told him I was at Woolvo in the 70s. Turns out he was a teacher at Woodbridge School who knew Dick Rabjohn (Asst HM in Corners and Maths teacher 1974-90) after he left.PS If Mark Dempsey is reading this the Museum would like returned the ciggie stubber that you ‘acquired’ as a trophy - you will see one is missing!).