Geographic position

52.0594° N, 1.1556° E


Fundraising Tour of Great Britain


http://www.allaboutipswich.com/visiting-shopping/what-to-see-do/culture-heritage/interesting-facts.aspx. http://www.localhistories.org/ipswich.html.

General note

Ipswich is a large town located in Suffolk County, England, northeast of London. The oldest continuously settled town in England, it was first built by Anglo-Saxons as early as 625 AD and called Gypeswic (which means port). The town’s location near River Orwell made it a sustainable trading settlement with wool as the prominent export. After the decline of the wool industry in the late 17th century, other industries, such as shipbuilding, leather working, malting, and brewing began to grow. Despite this booming trade, natives of Ipswich were among the first to settle in North America; Ipswich native Nathaniel Ward founded Ipswich, Massachusetts. While on his fundraising tour of England with Whitaker, Occom visited Ipswich in 1767.