About Us

We are the Friends of Flitton Moor group of volunteers from the parish of Flitton & Greenfield.  Anyone wishing to join us is most welcome.  Please contact David by going to contacts page

Our Beginnings

The Flitwick & District Heritage Group was formed in the autumn of 1999 from the Flitwick and Flitton & Greenfield P3 groups. Our Aims are:

To investigate, enhance and promote knowledge & enjoyment of our local heritage.  To this end the Group established the Two Moors Heritage Trail, which was opened in 2003, with funds from the Local Heritage Initiative – part of Heritage Lottery.

We now actively promote the sites along the Trail with regular events; wildlife and historical walks, pond dipping, fungus forays, hedge-laying courses etc.

FDHG are also interested in other heritage projects in the area – for example our recent involvement in the Sexton’s Hut project in Maulden.

We have set up the Friends of Flitton Moor group in order to concentrate on much needed work on this site over the coming years.

Friends of Flitton Moor

This local group has been in existence since 2006, and has been steadily increasing in numbers – drawn from the parish of Flitton & Greenfield and a small number from nearby villages.  We regularly undertake volunteer tasks on the moor, sometimes in conjunction with the Greensand Trust volunteers and some days on our own.  Some members have been engaged in species monitoring. We also organise regular visits by local schools and other youth groups for pond dipping and work in the osier bed.

In 2007 we successfully applied for a Biffaward grant of £33,000 for a five year project in order to do much needed work on the Moor. Since then we have received small grants from various sources – particularly our local Parish Council.

For more information on either of these groups, or to join in our activities, please contact chairman@fdhg.co.uk.

Heritage Workshops

Over the years we have hosted many workshops to demonstrate and promote the age old trades and wildlife we are luck enough to hold within the Heritage area. It is important to highlight these dying art forms and show the next generation how to care for and maintain the local wildlife.

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Our Logo

Our logo is Bonus Eventus, the Roman god of initiative and good events.  He is from a Roman intaglio – a small ring seal – made out of red jasper (also known as soapstone), which was found near Ruxox Farm several years ago.  It is now in Bedford Museum.

The Flitwick and District Heritage Group have chosen Bonus Eventus as their logo. According to the Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, success in enterprises was the responsibility of Bonus Eventus; he was at first a rural god in charge of the harvest. Then his province spread to all kinds of initiative. He had a temple in Rome and a statue in the Capital.

(Drawn by Steve Halton)

Our Logo Gallery

Our logos from across the Heritage Group.

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