Spotlight on HRFHS 002    stan-tomlin-001-3The late Stan Tomlin

The HRFHS Research Room – the Tomlin Room, named after our Founder Member and late President, Stan Tomlin – is a very good place to start your research and make repeated visits. You will find it upstairs in the Ore Community Centre, Old London Road, Ore Village, Hastings

It is here that members and non-members can drop in to get advice and help with their research.

We have resources for exploring all aspects of Family and Local History, including internet access.

OPEN    Thursday and Saturday mornings         10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Easter Hours:         Closed on the SATURDAY of the Easter Week-end                                                                                  Christmas 2019:   Closed after Sat 21st Dec – re-open Thursday 2nd Jan 2020 

If these opening times are not convenient, we may be able to make an appointment at a more suitable time – just get in touch.

You will find us ready and willing to help.

OUR OWN RESOURCES (in addition to those available via the Web)

Our resources are held in a wide range of formats: books, pamphlets, CDs, DVDs, microfiche, separate documents and files.

This is a summary list of the types of records and resources held by the Society. It is in no way comprehensive. Greater detail is provided in the Members’ Area.

HRFHS area Censuses 1841-1911

Kelly’s Street Directories for the Hastings area

Parish records

Burial records and monumental inscriptions

Emigration records

Parish histories

Union workhouses (Battle, Hastings, Rye) births, deaths and censuses



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