August 2017

Brewery Display and a ‘new’ picture

As part of our ongoing commitment to, and support for, Holywells Park the Trust is happy to have loaned, free of charge, a display of Tolly Cobbold and earlier brewery items which is housed in the old stables.  The items are a part of the collection built up by the Trust over the past few years.

Earlier this month The Ipswich Society was host to members of the Suffolk Preservation Society for an afternoon visit to Holywells park.  Guests enjoyed a walk in the park led by Adrian Howlett whose knowledge of the park far exceeds that of anybody else before returning to the Stables Café for tea.  Thereafter the Trust gave an illustrated talk about the 5 generations of the Cobbold family who occupied Holywells Mansion between 1814 and 1929.

The Trust recently acquired four sepia prints from the 1840s, three of Holywells and one of Cliff House, Felixstowe.  As these have not been seen before we show below one of Holywells dated 1845 which indicates little change since 1820 but is prior to the major changes made in the 1860s.

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