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.
FUTURE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
VE DAY 75 CANCELLATION ADVICE
I am afraid that the terrible Coronavirus emergency and consequent Government guidance means that we must advise participants to cancel or postpone the majority of the VE Day 75 community celebrations due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8th – 10th May. It is right and proper that people should be kept safe and healthy.
My sincere thanks to everyone who registered their events and were looking forward to celebrating VE Day 75. I know how disappointed you will be that these cannot now go ahead as planned. However, we are still encouraging solo pipers and town criers to continue to mark the occasion from a safe and suitable location.
We are also encouraging all those taking part to undertake the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of their own home by standing up and raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those ho gave so much, we thank you,” using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.
However, you could take part in celebrations safely from home by joining your BBC Local Radio station initiative in making your own VE Day Great British Bunting. Download everything you need at bbc.co.uk/makeadifference
With my very best wishes,
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR
Pageantmaster VE Day 75
Please find attached a letter from our chairman. All current members have this letter with the current newsletter. Any one wishing to join or re join please contact email@example.com
Covid-19 FWHT Information.
Coffee mornings and ALL SOCIAL EVENTS are now cancelled. Our Museums at Frinton Crossing Cottage Museum and Walton Maritime Museum will remain CLOSED until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have an enquiry please email us via our web site. We will be reviewing all our forthcoming events & Museum openings regulary, in the interest of the Health & Safety of our volunteers and visitors. Any further changes to our planned events will be posted on our website.
The Apple Fair at The Cottage was very well supported. Thank you to all the volunteers, generous donations and visitors. Picture is of John Barter. Photo by Martin Leech
Our very own John Barter has just done a couple of minutes interview with Ben of Ben & Sonia BBC Essex Breakfast Show (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.). Should go out tomorrow morning 5th November.
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. Volunteers are always needed to keep the Trust functioning.
Any of your time and experience would be appreciated:-
coffee mornings; maintaining the garden; archives; talks and walks; Railway and Maritime Museum
Crewing and skippering the James Stevens No.14; Organising events; administration
just being there...........
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.