The National Trust began its association with Flatford when in 1943 Thomas Parkington died and left Flatford Mill and Willy Lott’s House to the Trust along with surrounding farm land. The Flatford site is open to the public – to find out more about the Trust’s history at Flatford –  click  National Trust

The Field Studies Council is an environmental education charity  providing fieldwork and outdoor learning to people of all ages via a network of 19 UK centres.The FSC Flatford Mill was the first field study centre set up in the UK – to find out more the history of the FSC at Flatford click on Flatford Field Studies Centre

The Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project was founded 20 years ago to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the Stour Valley and Dedham Vale . To find out more about the history of the Project’s work along the River Stour, please click  Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Projec

The River Stour Trust was formed in 1968 to fight the proposed closure of navigation on the river. It has restored several locks and saved one of the original Stour barges (now called the John Constable) from the muddy grave where it had laid hidden since 1914. To find out more about the history of the Trust’s work along the River Stour, please click River Stour Trust