The Story of Ransomes, Simms and Jefferies

Ipswich Group, Suffolk Family History Society are pleased to announce their next monthly meeting.

Local Historian and well known local speaker Chris Turland presents:

The Story of Ransomes, Simms and Jefferies

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Limited was a major British agricultural machinery maker also producing a wide range of general engineering products in Ipswich, Suffolk including traction engines, trolleybuses, ploughs, lawn mowers, combine harvesters and other tilling equipment.

Ransomes also manufactured Direct Current electric motors in a wide range of sizes, and electric forklift trucks and tractors.

They manufactured aeroplanes during the First World War. Orwell Works, specially set up in 1845, was their base.

This fascinating story follows the ups and downs of this large Ipswich Company – that was a major player when Ipswich really was an innovative manufacturing Town of national and international repute.

Date: Wednesday, 3rd August at 7:30pm

Venue: The Salvation Army Citadel, 558, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich IP4 4PH

There is a large Car Park at the rear, from where you can enter the building.

Admission: £2 for Society members, £3 for non-members. No need to book – just turn up.

For more information contact Howard on 01473 274300.

The Society website is  www.suffolkfhs.org.uk.