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
04/07/2015
Clacton Sea and Beach Festival
James Stevens No.14 will be giving trips at the Clacton Sea and Beach Festival. http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/leisure/events-entertainment/whats-on/clacton-sea-and-beach-festival and https://www.facebook.com/Clactonfestival?fref=ts
Venue: Clacton Seafront
Start Time: 11.00 am
Finish Time: 5.00 pm


05/07/2015
Clacton Sea and Beach Festival
James Stevens No.14 will be giving trips at the Clacton Sea and Beach Festival. http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/leisure/events-entertainment/whats-on/clacton-sea-and-beach-festival and https://www.facebook.com/Clactonfestival?fref=ts
Venue: Clacton seafront
Start Time: 11.00 a.m.
Finish Time: 5.00 p.m.


07/07/2015
Coffee Morning
Plant and Produce stall. Bring your friends to see Frinton's own museums and archives, including the railway museum in the former signal box.
Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Finish Time: 12:00 Noon


09/07/2015
Outing To Colchester Castle
Following an extensive renovation costing £4.2 million, Colchester Castle re-opened to visitors in spring 2014. The new displays take you on a journey through 2000 years of history in Britain’s oldest recorded town. All public galleries are fully accessible with two lifts. The very latest digital and audio technology is incorporated with the displays and exhibits giving a unique and 21st century experience. A one-hour ‘Behind the- Scenes’ conducted tour of the Roman vaults and castle roof has been booked for 1.00 pm. This tour includes two sets of steep stairs. Cost: £10 to cover entry to the Castle and the conducted tour. Bring a picnic or eat in the café in the lovely Castle Park or at other nearby tea rooms. Meet at the Crossing Cottage at 10.45 am for shared transport. Petrol & parking costs to be shared with the driver. To book, please sign on the list at the Cottage or phone Robin or Carol Cooper on 673705.
Venue: Colchester Castle


14/07/2015
Coffee Morning
Plant and Produce stall. Bring your friends to see Frinton's own museums and archives, including the railway museum in the former signal box.
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
Saturday, 04 July 2015 1130 Trips from Clacton Seafront 1600 11
Sunday, 05 July 2015 1130 Trips from Clacton Seafront 1600 11
Sunday, 12 July 2015 1100 Royal Harwich Yacht Club 11
Saturday, 18 July 2015 1130 around Walton backwaters 5
Sunday, 26 July 2015 0830 Harwich Sea Festival 1600 11
Saturday, 08 August 2015 1730 Walton Backwaters 11
Sunday, 09 August 2015 1600 Wrabness 8
Saturday, 15 August 2015 0830 Trips at Ipswich Sea Festival 11
Sunday, 16 August 2015 0830 Trips at Ipswich Sea Festival 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 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