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
21/05/2019
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, 21 May: Annual General Meeting at McGRIGOR HALL, Frinton at 7pm for 7.30pm. Coffee will be served prior to the meeting. Please bring the agenda with you. The agenda and membership renewal form are both enclosed. Your renewal can also be made at the meeting.
Venue: McGRIGOR HALL, Frinton
Start Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Finish Time: 9.30pm


23/05/2019
Fundraising Supper Evening & slide show
Fundraising Supper Evening at WALTON & FRINTON YACHT CLUB, Mill Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze for James Stevens No.14, followed by a short slide-show; £21 per head: 7pm for 7.30pm. For bookings, or if you need transport, please contact Linda Ellis on 01255 852993 or via email secretary@fwheritage.co.uk.
Venue: WALTON & FRINTON YACHT CLUB, Mill Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze
Start Time: 7pm
Finish Time: 9-30pm


24/05/2019
Resorting to the Coast’ conference
Friday, 24 May: ‘Resorting to the Coast’ conference at the COLUMBINE CENTRE, WALTON from 10am to 4pm. The learning and legacy over the two year project will be reviewed and future potential actions for the participating seaside resorts of Tendring will be outlined. There will be a local history fair, exhibitions, speakers and oral history stories about Tendring’s seaside heritage. Conference tickets, £12.50 in advance, include lunch and refreshments. For your ticket, please contact: admin@tendringcoastalheritage.org.uk.
Venue: COLUMBINE CENTRE, WALTON
Start Time: 10am
Finish Time: 4pm


25/05/2019
Walton Museum OPEN
MARITIME MUSEUM opens May Bank Holiday Weekend: Saturday, 25 May to Monday, 27 May: WALTON daily from 2pm to 4pm. The exhibition, ‘By the Seaside’ 1880s to the 1940s.
Venue: Walton Maritime Museum
Start Time: 2pm
Finish Time: 4pm


25/05/2019
Frinton Museum OPEN
May Bank Holiday Weekend: Saturday, 25 May to Monday, 27 May: 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: Frinton Crossing Cottage, Station Approch F o S
Start Time: 2pm
Finish Time: 4pm


25/05/2019
RTTC & FWHT launch a new town heritage trail for Frinton
Bank Holiday Saturday, 25 May: Exhibition and Open Day at FRINTON CROSSING COTTAGE GARDEN, organised in conjunction with ‘Resorting to the Coast’ from 10am to 4.30pm. Both our museums will be open and there will be a local history exhibition from 10am. Light refreshments will be available. At 10.30am an information board will be unveiled to launch a new town heritage trail for Frinton. The focus of the trail is Frinton as a holiday resort, its culture, heritage and legacy. At 11.30am John Barter, local historian and our Vice Chairman, will lead a guided walk of approximately two hours around the town.
Venue: FRINTON CROSSING COTTAGE , Station Approach
Start Time: 10.30am
Finish Time: 4.30pm


Frinton-on-Sea
A Brief History and Guide

by
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
DateTime OutTrip ToTime ReturnPlaces Left
Sunday, 26 May 2019 Shotley 0
Sunday, 02 June 2019 1000 Backwaters 1200 9
Sunday, 09 June 2019 1500 Backwaters 1700 5
Sunday, 16 June 2019 1100 Backwaters 1300 9
Sunday, 23 June 2019 1100 Wolverstone Marina 1630 11
Sunday, 30 June 2019 1000 Harwich 1430 11
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 1100 Backwaters 1300 11
Sunday, 07 July 2019 1400 Backwaters 1600 9
Sunday, 14 July 2019 900 Backwaters 1100 10
Sunday, 14 July 2019 Backwaters 8
Saturday, 20 July 2019 1100 Brightlingsea 11
Sunday, 21 July 2019 1100 Brightlingsea 1500 11
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 1500 Backwaters 1700 11
Sunday, 28 July 2019 1800 Harwich/Felixstowe 2100 11
Saturday, 03 August 2019 1200 Backwaters 1400 0
Sunday, 04 August 2019 1100 Shotley Marina 1530 7
Sunday, 18 August 2019 IPSWICH Festival 9
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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

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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 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