Welcome!

Established in 1984, Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust exists to consolidate historical knowledge of the local area and provide public access to the archives, artefacts and exhibits that tell the story of our community’s past. Currently, the Trust’s collections are displayed at two sites:

Frinton Crossing Cottage Gardens and Railway Museum
Crossing Cottage,
housing a collection orientated towards the town and surrounding villages.
Walton Maritime Museum
Walton Maritime Museum,
charting the life and times of maritime Walton
Forthcoming Events
28/05/2016
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM opens daily from 2 pm to 4 pm for the Exhibition ‘Walton at War’ Part 3: 1916 (First World War), 1941 (Second World War).
Venue: Walton Maritime Museum
Start Time: 2:00 pm
Finish Time: 4:00 pm


29/05/2016
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM opens daily from 2 pm to 4 pm for the Exhibition ‘Walton at War’ Part 3: 1916 (First World War), 1941 (Second World War).
Venue: Walton Maritime Museum
Start Time: 2:00 pm
Finish Time: 4:00 pm


30/05/2016
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM opens daily from 2 pm to 4 pm for the Exhibition ‘Walton at War’ Part 3: 1916 (First World War), 1941 (Second World War).
Venue: Walton Maritime Museum
Start Time: 2:00 pm
Finish Time: 4:00 pm


31/05/2016
Weekly Coffee Morning
Plant & Produce stall. Bring your friends to see Frinton’s own museums & archives, including the RAILWAY MUSEUM in the former Crossing Keeper’s Hut.
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10.00 a.m.
Finish Time: 12.00 noon


03/06/2016
Members Outing
Stow Maries First World War Aerodrome near Maldon Cost: £7 to cover entry, guided tour and film. Meet at the Crossing Cottage at 9.30 am for shared transport; petrol costs to be shared with the driver To book please sign on the list at the Cottage or phone Robin or Carol Cooper on 673705
Venue: Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 9:30 am


Frinton-on-Sea
A Brief History and Guide

by
Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust

The History Group of Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust became aware of a need not only for a concise history of the town but also a guide for visitors and residents alike. This new publication tells the story of Frinton from its early beginnings as well as how the present appearance of the town came about, thus setting in context the ‘old and the new’ in one publication.

This hardback book of 68 pages includes pencil sketches by local artists, together with sketch maps of the area and town and is priced at £9.95.

The book will be launched on Saturday, 11 June, 2016 at the Trust’s headquarters in Frinton. Come along to the Cottage Garden, Station Approach, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. where there will be an exhibition on Frinton and an opportunity to buy the book and also copies of the artists’ sketches. There will be a discount of £1 on each book for Trust members. Tea and coffee will also be available and the Railway Museum will be open from mid-day.

After the launch the book will be available at The Cottage on Tuesday mornings, The Walton Maritime Museum and via the Trust’s website, www.fwheritage.co.uk/shop. You will also be able to purchase the book from Caxton Bookshop in Connaught Avenue and Parkers Nursery, Walton Road, but without member’s discount. An order form can aslo be downloaded here.

James Stevens No.14
Since 1998, the Trust has restored and maintained the world’s oldest surviving motor lifeboat.
You can now book a trip on this boat which sails from Walton-on-the-Naze.
View History       Diamond Jubilee Pageant       Harwich Festival 2013

During summer months the lifeboat can be booked for a truly unique tour of the local waters around Walton-on-the-Naze.
Forthcoming Trips
DateTime OutTrip ToTime ReturnPlaces Left
Sunday, 05 June 2016 1100 Walton Backwaters 1300 11
Sunday, 19 June 2016 1100 Walton Backwaters 1300 11
Saturday, 25 June 2016 Clacton Sea and Beach Festival 11
Sunday, 26 June 2016 Clacton Sea and Beach Festival 11
Sunday, 24 July 2016 1400 Wrabness 11
Sunday, 31 July 2016 0830 Harwich Sea Festival 11
Saturday, 06 August 2016 0830 Ipswich Haven Port Bonanza 11
Sunday, 07 August 2016 0830 Ipswich Haven Port Bonanza 11
Plan Your Trip

 

Notelet Cards
James Stevens No.14

Details
The front picture is of James Stevens No.14 covered in snow at her moorings.
(Picture size 140mm x 140mm)
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Frinton Railway Gates

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Frinton Signal Box

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Postcards From Walton
Book Launch

Videos of event:
Postcards from Walton
Rachel Baldwin, Liz Bruce, Linda Ellis, John Barter, and Roger Kennell describe the creation of the book:
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Memories of Walton
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Thanks

As a registered charity, Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust success depends upon the dedication and enthusiasm of its membership, as well as the generosity of the wider public. Details of our regular fundraising and social events can be found on our events page; if you would like to pledge a donation directly please let us know. We also welcome membership requests, visitor feedback and are particularly keen to hear if you have something that may be of interest for our archives/collections.

Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust is extremely grateful to all who have contributed, by whatever means, to its success over the past 32 years. Only with your support can the Trust continue to protect local heritage for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Link to F&WHT Facebook Page
Take a look at our Facebook page to see photographs of our recent events