Planet Ipswich : A bridge between the Ipswiches of the world


Please let me know what you think of this website. Are there things you'd like to see that I've so far failed to include? Is any of the information incorrect? Whether you like the site or not, just a few words to let me know your thoughts would be welcome. Any information pertaining to the Ipswiches of the world will always be gratefully received. If you would like to become a Planet Ipswich member & receive my occasional newsletter, click on 'Sign In' below. It only takes a few seconds & it's free!


(please note, any comments left that do not relate to the contents of this website, or the Ipswiches of the world in general, will be promptly deleted)

December 2021 - Unfortunately, due to the current spate of spammers, scammers and time wasters posting random, unrelated content to this page, I have regretfully decided to temporarily suspend the posting of messages. The situation will be reviewed on a regular basis, and hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. If you wish to contribute to this site, please email me with your comments to

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Reply Martin Wallis
1:39 PM on January 11, 2018 
A friend in Holland sent me a postcard with a ship called the Ipswich Trader dating from around 1930. The picture was taken in Harlingen, North Holland and he wondered if I could find anything about it. I did............ thanks to this website that I didn`t know exsisted. Martin, Ipswich, England.
Reply sue Jeffreys
1:25 AM on December 10, 2017 

Working on my Family History, reading my 4x Great Uncle's Obituary,(1839 -1905) when i jumped on the computer to find the property "Ipswich' at Grenfell, I found your page, thank you for the information I enjoy reading articles about our early history. It says of my Great Uncle,  He arrived from Hill End, (which is where his parents died) at the opening of this gold-field, and afterwards took up land, being the first to settle on "Ipswich" , which he later sold to Mr. A Hambly. My Great Uncle went to Parks, but returned to Grenfell.

Reply Bob Barnett
4:03 AM on October 21, 2017 

Congratulations on a well presented and informative website.  Only just found it but will return many times.

Reply Steve
8:43 AM on October 18, 2017 

Thanks for your comments Eunice and Ron

Details of the two HMAS Ipswiches can be found on the 'Ships Named Ipswich' page

Reply E & R
8:21 AM on October 18, 2017 

We are in Ipswich Queensland, and have been here for more than 40 years

Well done to you for making this website,  a good idea.

Do you have information about HMAS  Ipswich,  as we have a book on the history of this ship?

Eunice and Ron

Reply Steve
7:17 AM on January 25, 2017 

John Poltrack says...
Great website, I live in New Ipswich, NH. The data is accurate. I will share this with "Life in New Ipswich", a facebook grop that I created.

Thank you for your comments John. If you do see any inaccuracies, please let me know and I will amend. 

If you have, or know of anyone else who might have, any photographs of New Ipsswich that they would be willing to send in, I will post them on the site (witth appropriate credits, of course)



Reply John Poltrack
1:53 PM on January 22, 2017 
Great website, I live in New Ipswich, NH. The data is accurate. I will share this with "Life in New Ipswich", a facebook grop that I created.
Reply Meryl Phillips
4:30 AM on January 5, 2017 
Just a bit of Wibsey My gt grandparents were the Butler and ladies maid to the Jump family at the Chantry house and lived in the little gatehouse. Albert Phillips. It is said that he had the keys to the wine cellar and that when he laughed in the cellar you could hear him all over the house.... from my research he also had other traits that were a bit naughty.....his son (also Albert) had only a 6 month gestation ha ha
Reply Maureen J Bailey-Bell
1:03 AM on December 20, 2016 

Through historical search of my father's ancestral background I traced his root back to Ipswich, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies. My father who is now deceased was born and raised in Fyffes Penn, Brompton, St. Elizabeth. His father's mother came from Ipswich and his father I understand was related to the Ipswich's of St. Elizabeth. I don't know a lot, only bits and pieces. I am hoping to piece things together. Any information will be helpful. Thank you for posting the information on the sight. Very helpful and informative. Hope to hear from someone soon.

Reply Tony Edwards
8:15 AM on March 20, 2016 

I am a bit surprised that Percy Edwards does not get a mention and there is no blue plaque where he was born in Fore Street. .