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Ipswich Maritime Trust 35th Anniversary Exhibition

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 09:00 to Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 20:00

This exhibition is organised by Ipswich Maritime Trust and explores the vision for St. Peter’s Dock.

St Peters Dock beside Stoke Bridge is the birthplace and heart of England's oldest town, so it couldn't be a more historic location. Sadly it lies forgotten and neglected, but the Ipswich Maritime Trust believes that it should be brought back to life as a Heritage Harbour.  

In 1982 the Trust prepared a Vision plan for what the then disused Wet Dock might look like in the 21st century. Since then, the Waterfront has been totally transformed, with many of those early ideas fulfilled, but now we believe a new Vision is required to show how St. Peter’s dock, too, could be brought back to use, and so help link the Waterfront to the town centre.  

The Trust has commissioned Reg Snook to create a colour illustration of what St Peter's Dock might look like.  Pedestrian access to the water, the flood wall enhanced by trees and a promenade, and historic craft tied up alongside.  The Vision plans, together with historic photographs, will be on display at our 35th birthday exhibition in the Waterfront Building Foyer from Tuesday 3 October -Wednesday 11.