For most of us, most of the time, daily life means juggling family, home and work responsibilities. There’s probably not much time to spend thinking about local history.
Yet we probably also like living somewhere with strong roots.
Redhill Centre for Local and Family History exists to encourage interest in the rich heritage of our part of Surrey.
The Centre is based in Redhill Library and offers resources such as census records, parish registers, large-scale maps, directories and photos. Microfilm and a microfiche reader are available as well as internet access on library computers.
Anyone can use the resources whenever the library is open.
And help with your own interest is also available. Why not visit when Centre volunteers are here to help: every month on 1st and 3rd Saturday 2.00-4.00 pm and 2nd and 4th Thursday 4.30-6.30 pm? Engaging conversation guaranteed!
In recent years the Centre has played a big part in the ‘Surrey in the Great War’ project researching local War Memorials.
Their work will be on display at Dorking Halls on Saturday 20 July (see right). They also have close links with the Reigate Family History Group.
At CARBS we believe all citizens benefit when their community has a strong collective memory. That’s why we’re pleased to promote the History Centre – another great service from Redhill Library.
You may also be interested to visit: Exploring Surrey's Past.