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
Supper Evening
Fundraising Supper Evening for James Stevens No.14 followed by a short slide-show. £21 per head; For bookings, or if you need transport, please contact Linda Ellis on 01255 852993 or via email secretary@fwheritage.co.uk.
Start Time: 7 for 7-30pm
Finish Time: 10-00pm

Heritage of East Anglian Brickwork
Winter Social Evening: An illustrated presentation entitled ‘Our Heritage of East Anglian Brickwork’ by the Trust’s historian, Roger Kennell. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.
Venue: McGRIGOR HALL, Frinton-on-Sea
Start Time: 7-30pm
Finish Time: 9-30pm

Winter Coffee Morning
Tuesday, 16 April: Last Winter Coffee Morning at FRINTON CROSSING COTTAGE, 10am to noon.
Venue: Crossing Cottage, Frinton.
Start Time: 10am
Finish Time: 12 noon

Exhibitions of: Carriages of the World, German Railway Bridges and, more local, Clacton-on-Sea.
Easter Weekend: Friday, 19 April to Monday, 22 April: TREVOR BRIGHT RAILWAY MUSEUM opens daily from 2pm to 4pm at the former Crossing Keeper’s Hut, Crossing Cottage, Frinton. Exhibitions of: Carriages of the World, German Railway Bridges and, more local, Clacton-on-Sea.
Venue: Crossing Cottage, Frinton.
Start Time: 2pm
Finish Time: 4pm

exhibition, ‘By the Seaside’,
Easter Weekend: Friday, 19 April to Monday, 22 April: WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM opens daily from 2pm to 4pm. The new exhibition, ‘By the Seaside’, highlights the wide variety of activities from traditional beach-based entertainments and pier variety shows to sports, drama societies and music concerts that were part of Walton and Frinton’s summer seasons from the 1880s to the 1940s and were popular with residents and holidaymakers alike.
Start Time: 2pm
Finish Time: 4pm

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 35 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