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The River Stour

The Granary Quay Lane Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2AN

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The River Stour was England’s first navigable river and grain was taken through a series of locks all the way from Sudbury to the sea.
 
The River Stour, Suffolk
John Constable, the most famous of English landscape artists, was born in East Bergholt and he moved later to Flatford Mill on the Stour where he painted his the world famous painting ‘The Haywain’. Many of his works depict the barges being pulled by horse on the towpaths.
The River Stour Trust is a charity dedicated to looking after the River Stour and maintaining it as a navigable river from Sudbury to where it meets the sea at Manningtree. They run an annual ‘Sudbury to the Sea’ event which attracts up to 100 fabulous vessels and intrepid adventurers willing to make the trip, camping overnight on the way. There are also river trips from Sudbury to Henny which everyone enjoys.
 
 

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