Once occupied by the keepers of Frintonís iconic railway gates, today Frinton's Crossing Cottage houses an impressive selection of artefacts and archive material that tell the story of the local area in surprising detail. Situated in a well-maintained cottage garden, the grounds also include a wildlife area and information board. In 2009, the railway signal box was moved into the Garden and became another exhibit housing a snapshot of railway technology in a bygone age.
Throughout the year, a number of special events are held within the cottage gardens, including the Spring Fair in May and Apple Day in October. Both events are part of the Trustís fundraising efforts, the latter including the sale of apples from the Gardenís trees. In summer, members of the Trustís gardening team play a pivotal role in Frinton in Bloom - Frintonís team in the ĎAnglia in Bloomí competition, with the Cottage Gardens providing a venue for the visiting judges. For more information on these and other forthcoming events, please check back regularly to our Events Diary. The Garden's are available for hire by Trust members for private events.