A walk along the river in 1997

In 1997 Brian Holt, an Ipswich IWA member, made a video record of his walk along the river from Stowmarket ending up at the docks in Ipswich.

It includes the four locks which the Trust will need to be completely restored in order to run a trip boat. In 1997, Bosmere had been completed (apart from lock gates) whilst Creeting was still under restoration. Both Pipps Ford and Baylham were still waiting our attention.

Brian did more than just picture the immediate area of the river. He also pictured some of villages along the river including Bramford and Sproughton. His video has several shots of the fauna and flora of the river.

We have added subtitles to give an indication of the locations along the river.