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
Coach outing
Thursday, 2 May: Coach outing to Wallasea Island (RSPB & Crossrail Project) and Essex Wildlife Trust, Hanningfield. Member £35, non-member £40. Depart WoN 8.15am. Contact Kate, preferably by email, atkate8collins@yahoo.co.uk; or phone 07840 987861 or 01255 674453.
Venue: Wallasea Island (RSPB & Crossrail Project) and Essex Wildlife Trust, Hanningfield.
Start Time: 8.15am
Finish Time: 5.pm

Spring Fayre
Saturday, 11 May: Spring Fayre at FRINTON CROSSING COTTAGE GARDEN from 10.30am to 2.30pm. We welcome donations of bric-a-brac, plants, homemade cakes, jams, marmalade, tombola bottles, jewellery, garden produce, etc. Giant bric-a-brac stalls, barbecue, refreshments and live music. Organiser, Ann Gladwell, can be contacted on 01255 852914 to arrange collection or deliveries. ENTRY £1
Start Time: 10.30am
Finish Time: 2.30pm

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

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
DateTime OutTrip ToTime ReturnPlaces Left
Sunday, 26 May 2019 Shotley 7
Sunday, 14 July 2019 Backwaters 10
Saturday, 03 August 2019 1200 Backwaters 1400 0
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:
View Video
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