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
Winter Coffee Morning

Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10.00 a.m.
Finish Time: 12.00 noon

Life in London’s Metropolitan Police
An illustrated talk on ‘Life in London’s Metropolitan Police’ by a recently-retired detective, who will give an insight into what police look for in crime. He is also the author of a crime thriller with a sequel soon to be published. He has a long and continuing association with Walton. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.
Venue: Frinton Methodist Church Hall
Start Time: 7.30 p.m.

Winter Coffee Morning

Venue: Frinton Crossing Cottage
Start Time: 10.00 a.m.
Finish Time: 12.00 noon

James Stevens No.14 Supper
James Stevens No.14 Supper at WALTON & FRINTON YACHT CLUB at 7 pm for 7.30 pm followed by a slide show of the area, including Walton's old mills and the boating lake. Tickets cost £15
Venue: Walton & Frinton Yacht Club
Start Time: 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Coffee Morning
Weekly coffee mornings commence at FRINTON CROSSING COTTAGE GARDEN and continue through the summer from 10 am to noon. 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
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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 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