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
‘It wasn’t always summer'
Another popular return visit by Jim Lawrence, one of the few remaining bargemen of Brightlingsea, with more illustrated stories of his fascinating life aboard Thames barges with this talk entitled ‘It wasn’t always Summer’. Admission: £2 members £3 non-members
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7:30 pm

Coffee Morning

Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10:00 am
Finish Time: 12:00 noon

Christmas Social Evening
Our Christmas Social Evening commences with a powerpoint presentation of Walton and Frinton seaside photos c.1900, copied from top-quality glass-plate photographs recently passed to us by Trust member Bob Gilkes. They show Victorians & Edwardians enjoying themselves at the seaside. This will be followed by our Christmas supper, so please bring a plate of food to share as usual.
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7:30 pm

Christmas Mince Pies & Coffee Morning
Christmas Mince Pies & Coffee Morning at FRINTON CROSSING COTTAGE
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10:00 am
Finish Time: 12:00 noon

New Year's Day Walk
New Year’s Day Walk led by Jerry & Hilary Russell. Meet at the CROSSING COTTAGE at 11am, followed by mulled wine and shared food back at the Cottage, Frinton.
Venue: Meet at the CROSSING COTTAGE
Start Time: 11:00 am

James Stevens No.14 Christmas Cards

140mm square with information about James Stevens No.14 on the back

50p each or 5 for £2.00

The cards are available from the Trust Secretary
(please email secretary@fwheritage.co.uk with your requirements)
or from Frinton Crossing Cottage on Tuesday mornings between 10 and 12 noon.
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.
Book A 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

The 'Gates' are back!

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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:
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 30 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