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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Roadmans Living Van
Roadmans Living Van
Acquired by the Museum:1981
Current State:Fully restored
This example of a Roadmans Living Van was constructed by Aveling and Porter in 1910 as a type 685 and was number 5 in the East Suffolk County Council Highways Department fleet. A photograph of this van exists, connected to a steam roller which had crashed after running away down Washbrook Hill.

It was recovered by the Museum in a very derelict state from Debach airfield near Woodbridge in the early 1980s.

It has been rebuilt, using as much original timber as possible, and equipped with utensils appropriate to the period.