THE QUAKER INFLUENCE IN 19th CENTURY IPSWICH with Mike King – Town Lectures and Concerts 2018

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/11/2018
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Location
Museum Street Methodist Church

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Town Lectures and Concerts

THE QUAKER INFLUENCE IN 19th CENTURY IPSWICH
with Mike King

In this illustrated talk, Mike King focuses on influential Quakers in Ipswich who shaped not just
the town but the world beyond, including the Alexanders, who developed local banking, and the Ransome family business which made such things as revolutionary ploughs and traction engines. Ransomes helped develop the original Ipswich Museum in 1847, the first gasworks and the
docks, including the cast-iron Stoke bridge, while Charles May made telescopes for the
Orwell Park Observatory, the Greenwich Observatory and contributed to the railways.

Full series details: Town lectures and Concerts 2018