Events article

The Events Magazine’s Spring 2018 Issue (#86) helps us to celebrate 50 years of the River Stour Trust. The front cover photo shows the Sudbury fleet of trip boats cruising past Friars Meadow at Sudbury. Our thanks to Events Magazine for their ongoing support to promote our activities and events. Visit

2018 – 50th Anniversary Year

IN 2018, THE RIVER STOUR TRUST CELEBRATES 50 YEARS! AND WHAT A LOT WE HAVE TO CELEBRATE… The Trust was formed in 1968 to fight the proposed closure of navigation on this historic river that was first granted by an Act of 1705. A public right of navigation remains today and is administered by the …

Navvies article

Navvies (the magazine for volunteers restoring the waterways) Issue 287, Feb/Mar 2018 features a 2 page article and back cover photo about the Stratford St Mary Lock restoration.

Stratford St. Mary Lock is fully restored

Another ‘Constable Lock’ is now fully operational. This joins the Trust’s successful restoration of the locks at Flatford and Dedham- read more about the locks on the Stour. We still have a few tasks to complete on the site (such as landscaping the area and building landing jetties) but otherwise we are delighted to confirm …

Flatford Lock re-opened!

River Stour Trust Vice President, Griff Rhys Jones, re-opened the historic Flatford Lock on the River Stour in Suffolk on Saturday 2 May 2014. Together with Andrew Richardson, Chairman of the Sudbury based River Stour Trust, who have restored the three-hundred year old lock over the past year, and Ian Bliss Area Manager of the …