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
Walton Maritime Museum closes for the winter
Venue: Walton on the Naze

Winter Social Programme - "Wildlife through the Lens"
We start out winter social programme with wildlife expert Russell Savory and his photography and filming entitled "Wildlife through the Lens". Russell has worked on Springwatch and The One Show. He has recently filmed beavers, eagles and wood ants on his recent trips to Scotland, as well as all five speciies of owl and 22 "red list" birds found on thge site of an abandoned First World War aerodrome in Essex. Please bring your friends to this special evening. Admission £2 members; £3 visitors
Venue: McGrigor Hall, Frinton-on-Sea
Start Time: 19:30hrs
Finish Time: 22:00hrs

Last of the weekly Coffee Mornings
Frinton Crossing Cottage, last of the weekly coffee mornings until next Spring but the winter coffee mornings commneces on the third Tuesday of every month starting 16 October
Venue: Frinton Railway Crossing Cottage Gardens
Start Time: 10:00hrs
Finish Time: 12:00hrs

Apple Day/ Autumn Fayre at Frinton Crossing Cottage 10:30-14:30hrs. Please support the Trust for our main autumn fundraising event: plants, produce, cakes, preserves, bric-a-brac, books, toiletries and jewellery required. Contact Ann Gladwell on 01255 852914 for more information or to arrange collection
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10:30hrs
Finish Time: 14:30hrs

Winter Coffee Mornings commence
Winter Coffee mornings now every third Tuesday in the month
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10:00hs
Finish Time: 12:00hrs

A Brief History and Guide

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 is available at The Cottage on Tuesday mornings, The Walton Maritime Museum and via the Trust’s website, www.fwheritage.co.uk/shop. You can also 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
Plan Your Trip


Notelet Cards
James Stevens No.14

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

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Frinton Signal Box

View Down Train Signalling Demo...
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:
View Video
Memories of Walton
Purchase the book

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 34 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