| Mike Abbott
As many of you will know by now, Mike Abbott sadly passed away last Sunday, aged 77.
Mike had been with the museum since 1968 and served as treasurer for over 40 years. He was a trustee until earlier this year, and lead the tram restoration team that transformed tram 33. That team went on to re-restore trolleybus 2 and is now working miracles on the Cambridge Horse Tram. He compiled and serialised the history of the museum and recorded many events from the early years of the ITM on film.
We owe him a lot and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Mike's family at this sad time.
Brian Dyes is compiling a tribute to Mike, so if you have any photos or memories you want to share, please do get in touch.
The funeral will be on Monday 17th July at 2.15pm, at Seven Hills Crematorium, Ipswich.
The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items
in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in
and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.
A brief history of the collection can be found
on this website.
The collections also include the Ipswich Engineering Collection;
displays and objects celebrating the rich engineering history of Ipswich.
The museum has around 100 major exhibits and many small items connected with transport in Ipswich.
The museum is disabled friendly being on one level only.
|Why not visit the Sunbeam Tearoom during your visit and have a delicious cup of tea, coffee or soft drink and a bite to eat?
The operations of the Museum are supported by the
Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum.
The Museum also organises the annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic
Vehicle Road Run in May each year and a number of special events throughout the year.