Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Horse Drawn Bakers Van
Horse Drawn Bakers Van
Acquired by the Museum:1972
Current State:As acquired, unrestored
This horse drawn bakers van was operated by Newmarket Co-op. The axle ends have R.A.C.S. stamped on them, so it may have been built by the Royal Arsenal Co-op Society, and possibly operated by them originally. It is believed to date from 1902. It is similar to a large fleet once operated by Ipswich Co-op from their bakery in Cauldwell Hall Road. This fleet was gradually replaced during the 1930s by battery operated bread vans, but the last horse drawn vans survived until the mid 1950s.

The vehicle was purchased by the Museum in 1972.