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
02/05/2016
Early May Bank Holiday Weekend
WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM opens 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


03/05/2016
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


10/05/2016
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 p.m.


14/05/2016
Spring Fayre
This is one of our main fundraising activities. We would appreciate donations of bric-a-brac, plants, homemade cakes, jams, marmalade, bottles for the tombola, jewellery, garden produce, etc. Barbecue and refreshments will be available. Live music with the Dave Smith Swing & Easy Band. Contact Ann Gladwell (01255 852914) for more information or if you would like items collected.
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage Garden
Start Time: 10:30 am
Finish Time: 2:30 pm


17/05/2016
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


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