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
Apple Day / Autumn Fayre
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. We look forward to seeing you there.
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10.30 am
Finish Time: 2.30 pm

Winter Coffee Morning
First of our winter coffee mornings that are held on the third Tuesday of every month until Easter 2016.
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10.00 am
Finish Time: 12.00 noon

Clacton History Society Fair
The Trust will be exhibiting at this event.
Venue: St James' Hall, Ellis Road, Clacton
Start Time: 10.00 am
Finish Time: 4.00 pm

The 1904 Manoeuvres at Holland on Sea and Clacton
An illustrated talk by historian Roger Kennell. Admission: £2 members £3 non-members
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7.30 pm

Winter Coffee Morning

Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10.00 am
Finish Time: 12.00 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.
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

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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 31 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