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
Sitting on the Bench
‘Sitting on the Bench’ a talk by Trust member, magistrate Nina Hall. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.

An illustrated eveneing with Ben Eagle
An illustrated evening with Ben Eagle and his fascinating book ‘Pushed to the Edge’ – A History of the Naze and Walton Hall. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.

Fundraising Supper for James Stevens No.14
Fundraising Supper Evening for James Stevens No.14 at The Manor, Great Holland, followed by a short slide-show. £18 per head; 7 pm for 7.30 pm. For bookings and if you need transport, please contact Brian Jennings on 01255 861440 or via email secretary@fwheritage.co.uk.
Venue: The Manor, Great Holland
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

'Melton Constable and the Forgotten Railways'
‘Melton Constable and the Forgotten Railways’ An illustrated talk by retired railwayman, David Lubbock. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7:30 p.m.

Walton Maritime Museum opens for the Bank Holiday weekend
WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM opens for the Bank Holiday weekend from 2 pm to 4 pm daily. This year, a special exhibition will mark Walton Railway Station’s 150th Anniversary, highlighting its role in popularising Walton. The ‘Walton at War’ exhibition continues with Part 4: 1917 (First World War), 1943-1944 (Second World War).
Venue: Walton Maritime Museum
Start Time: 2:00 p.m.
Finish Time: 4.00 p.m.

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

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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
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 33 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