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
13/09/2014
National Open House Museum Weekend
Both our CROSSING COTTAGE MUSEUM and FRINTON RAILWAY MUSEUM will be open. 10am - 4pm WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM open 2pm - 4pm


14/09/2014
National Open House Museum Weekend
Both our CROSSING COTTAGE MUSEUM and FRINTON RAILWAY MUSEUM will be open. 2pm - 4pm WALTON MARITIME MUSEUM open 2pm - 4pm


27/09/2014
Great River Race
Building on last year’s great success in entering James Stevens No.14 into the Great River Race we will again be entering this year with the stated aim of completing the race under oars this year. In 2013 we raised £1600 towards James Stevens No.14’s running costs and plan to improve on that this year. Anybody with an interest in taking part can book a place on board. The entry costs are around £60 and in addition there is an expectation that every crew member will raise at least £250 in sponsorship. If you don’t you have to top it up to £250. We are planning to return to Walton on the Sunday or Monday tide & weather depending. Places are limited so book your place early! Email jsbookings@fwheritage.co.uk
Venue: River Thames, London


30/09/2014
Walton Maritime Museum closes at the end of the season

Venue: Walton Maritime Museum


07/10/2014
Winter Social Evening Programme commences
An Illustrated talk by Brian Blacker on Silk Postcards sent back from the front line during the First World War, together with general information on social conditions of the time. Admission: £2 members £3 non-members
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7:30 pm


Great River Race - River Thames - Saturday, 27th. September 2014

Building on last year’s great success in entering James Stevens No.14 into the Great River Race we will be entering again this year with the stated aim of completing the race under oars. In 2013 we raised £1600 towards James Stevens No.14’s running costs and plan to improve on that this year.

Anybody with an interest in taking part can book a place on board. The entry costs are around £60 and in addition there is an expectation that every crew member will raise at least £250 in sponsorship. If you fail to meet this then you will have to top it up to the £250. We are planning to return to Walton on the Sunday or Monday tide & weather depending.

Places are limited so book your place early!

Email: jsbookings@fwheritage.co.uk

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.
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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

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:
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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 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