Ipswich Building Preservation Trust HOD activities 2015
Saturday 12 September 2015. 10.00am-4.00pm
Travel back in time to meet the builder of Pykenham's Gatehouse. Talk to the Archdeacon about his work, and crime & punishment in 15th century Ipswich. Hear tales of swine in the churchyard and stolen bells melted down for scrap, and learn how the culprits were dealt with in the Church courts.
Cameo historical re-enactments at 12 noon & 2.00pm.
Come along to enjoy a range of activities suitable for all the family.
A unique guided tour ‘Creating a future for the past'
Sunday 13 September 2015. 10.00am-4.00pm
A rare opportunity to visit one of the earliest domestic buildings in Ipswich. Pykenham's Gatehouse has witnessed more than 500 years of Ipswich history. It has seen the comings and goings of some twenty generations of Ipswich people - at first through the North Gate and along the street with the brook, and more recently past the imposing library built opposite it during the last century of its vigilance.
All events are free. Donations to Ipswich Building Preservation Trust to offset costs would be very welcome.
Heritage Open Days are an annual National Trust initiative and are organised in Ipswich by The Ipswich Society, sister organisation of The Ipswich Building Preservation Trust.
Here are some photographs of the events of the HOD weekend (plaudits to Jo Leah, Margaret Hancock, Chris Wiltshire and Bob Allen):