Planet Ipswich : A bridge between the Ipswiches of the world


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The Queensland Floods

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM

The Queensland floods

The Evening Star, Ipswich Building Society and Ipswich Borough Council have launched “Hands Across the Water” – a campaign to help our namesake in Queensland in its hour of need.

Ipswich Building Society has given £1,000 to set the UK appeal rolling.

You can add to the appeal at any Ipswich Building Society office or at the offices of the East Anglian Daily Times in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Information will appear on Thursday 13th January on Twitter @IpswichBuildSoc, regarding ways that you can donate online


Welcome to Planet Ipswich

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 7:40 AM

Welcome to Planet Ipswich

This is the only website in the world where you will find details relating to the origins of ALL the Ipswiches around the globe. Some of this information is exclusive to Planet Ipswich.

The site is being updated with new information on a regular basis. Over the course of time my aim is to build up as much information as possible relating to the history, geography, people & interesting facts concerning the ten Ipswiches across the world. If you are visiting the site for the first time, go to the 'Ips Which' page to find out where they are all located. If you have visited the site before, check out the 'What’s New' page to see what's been updated in the last few weeks.

As well as a page dedicated to each of the ten Ipswiches, I have also included pages relating to:

The Planet Ipswich Quiz – test your knowledge concerning all things ‘Ipswich’

The Ones That Got Away – places formerly called Ipswich

Ipswichi/Ipswichia Wasps

The Ipswich Sparrow

The Ipswichian Interglacial Period

Ships Named Ipswich

Roads Named Ipswich – a list of as many roads that I have been able to find called Ipswich

Ips Misc – a page for interesting facts & miscellaneous items

Also, don’t forget to visit the Photo Gallery & Links pages.

Is there anything else that you can think of that bears the name of our towns? If so, I'd like to know so that I can add a feature on that as well.

I would be grateful to my fellow Ipswichians from across the planet for any information, feedback, photos, or constructive criticism that will help build up a databank of all things 'Ipswich'.

You can contact me at or alternatively, leave a message in the Guestbook.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Specials thanks to Malcolm Doyle for his invaluable help in sending me his database on all things Ipswich & for his continuing search for new information.