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Last Month’s Talk at Ore Centre (14th June) “The History of Directories” by Andrew Longley

Andrew has spent decades building a huge collection of directories, some of which a very rare. We tend to take these publications a little for granted and can easily miss the real value they hold for providing the more interesting insights into the lives of our forebears both of themselves personally and of the communities and times in which they lived. 

NEXT Talk at Ore Centre

Weds 12th July, 2017

Winchelsea’s Poor by Malcolm Pratt

Visiting the small, picturesque village of Winchelsea today you would find difficulty to see evidence of real need. Back in the day, however, Winchelsea was a prominent port and rivalled Rye in its influence. Later, it was the centre for very many surrounding farms. As such, very many of the inhabitants of the village and round about were of a much lower economic definition. Ex-teacher and author, Malcolm Pratt, is an authority on Winchelsea and his research into the village is on-going.

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Open to Members and Non-Members

Starting 7:30 p.m. – Ore Community Centre, Old London Road, Ore, Hastings


Make a Date!

Friday 4th August

Foolish Fun Quiz

All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street, Hastings

7 for 7:30 pm

Teams  up to 6 at £2.50 per head

Jointly organised by HRFHS & Two Towers Trust


Regular Talks – 2nd Wednesday of EVERY month

Wide range of topics of local and family history interest

Ore Community Centre, Ore Village, Hastings 7.30 p.m. 


 Research Room

Open Thursdays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30

For general enquiries and help – come and talk to us about your family!