Redhill Centre for Local and Family History

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Drop-in sessions cancelled

Due to social distancing and the need to avoid face to face contact where possible, the Redhill Centre for Local and Family History will not be holding drop-in sessions until further notice. If you have an enquiry, please submit a local or family history enquiry form or complete a paper copy at their information desk.

About the centre

Redhill Centre for Local and Family History 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
  • Second and Fourth Thursday 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

Contact the library via our contact centre or contact the Surrey library information 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 Centre for Local and Family History 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 Wings Museum at Balcombe, West Sussex.

Redhill Centre for Local and Family History is looking for more volunteer stewards and committee members. Please contact if you are interested in volunteering.

Books produced by the Centre all now only £1 each:

  • Victorian Reigate and Redhill by Tony Powell (no longer available)
  • Royalists, Roundheads and Rogues of Reigate by Brenda Potter
  • Tudor Reigate by Tony Powell
  • Family History Guide to Local Records (Reigate and District) by Arthur Hawkes and Jackie Johnson

Cheque with order please, payable to Redhill Centre for Local and Family History. UK postage and packing £1.64 per book, for overseas please contact us.