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Redhill Centre for Local and Family History
Redhill Local and Family History centre is based in Redhill Library, and you can use the local history centre resources at any time that the library is open.
Even better, visit us at the following times each month (except August) when volunteers are available to help you use the resources and equipment.
First and third Saturday 2pm - 4pm
Telephone: 0300 200 1001
Fax: 01737 778020
or Contact the Surrey Libraries online enquiry service
The local and family history centre exists to encourage interest in local and family history in Redhill, Reigate, Bletchingley, Buckland, Earlswood, Gatton, Leigh, Merstham, Nutfield, Salfords and Sidlow.
We offer an extensive range of resources including census records, parish registers, large scale maps, directories and photos.
We provide a microfilm and microfiche reader-printer and there is access to the internet on the library computer terminals.
If we can't answer your question, we can refer you to local experts or Surrey History Centre. When the centre is not staffed you can leave a written enquiry.
Redhill Local and Family History Centre is a partnership between Surrey Libraries, Surrey History Centre, Reigate and District Family History Group, Holmesdale Natural History Club, Reigate Priory Museum and the Merstham Society.
See also History of Redhill and Wings Museum at Redhill Aerodrome
Redhill Local and Family History Centre is looking for more volunteer stewards and committee members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Books produced by the Centre
The History of Redhill Technical School by Tom Slaughter £9.95
Victorian Reigate and Redhill (for schoolchildren) by Tony Powell £5.50
Royalists, Roundheads and Rogues of Reigate by Brenda Potter £5.50
Tudor Reigate (for schoolchildren) by Tony Powell £5.50
Family History Guide to Local Records (Reigate and District) by Arthur Hawkes and Jackie Johnson £6.50
Cheque with order please, payable to Redhill Centre for Local and Family History. UK postage and packing £2 per book, for overseas please contact us.
The Reminiscence Collection is held at Redhill library for professionals working in the field of elderly care and those who care for elderly people at home.
The collection consists of a wide range of materials for use in reminiscence therapy. It includes music, DVDs, flashcards, posters, toys and books: textbooks, activity books and themed books for browsing. The collection aims to stimulate memories of life from the 1920s onwards.
What we provide
Local library collection points
Free catalogue for reminiscence professionals
Free service for registered users
How to register
To become a registered user a care worker should visit any Surrey library with:
Name and address identification from their place of work, eg a letter header
Name and address identification from their home, eg a utility bill
A paper catalogue of the collection will then be provided, together with instructions on how to reserve and collect items.
Carers may borrow up to 12 items for a period of six weeks. Items may be reserved online, using card number and PIN, or by email or telephone.
The collection may be viewed by appointment only.
For further information about the collections and details of how to become a registered user, please contact Enquiries Direct on 01483 543599.
0300 200 1001