The Centre was set up to promote interest in the study of the buildings, families, organisations and topography of Epsom, Ewell and the surrounding area. It is a partnership between Surrey County Council Libraries, Bourne Hall Museum, The Epsom and Ewell History and Archaeology Society and the Surrey History Centre, and is staffed by volunteers.
The Centre occupies a dedicated area in Ewell Library whose history stock has been augmented with census records, parish registers, large scale maps, street directories, electoral registers, photographs and other important materials to offer an extensive range of resources. In addition the Centre can call upon the resources of the Surrey History Centre, Woking.
The volunteers can refer enquirers to suitable local experts when appropriate and put them in touch with a Research Service which may charge an hourly rate. When the Centre is not staffed, a written enquiry form can be completed and given to the library staff for volunteers to follow up later. (N.B. Please ensure that you provide as much information as possible when making an enquiry)
The Centre also produces regular and interesting newsletters. Click here for the recent editions.
The Centre volunteers are currently working on a wide variety of tasks including:
Christ Church records
Cuddington Tithe Map
General administrative work
Glyn Register of papers
Local Events pamphlet
Recataloguing and scanning slides and photographs
More help is always needed and as they are a nice bunch of people to work with why not consider volunteering. To find out more just contact the Centre.
How to contact the Centre
Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre
KT17 1UF Location Map (Opens in a new window)
The History Centre will be closed from 11 August to 10 September
as Ewell Library is closing for a month due to the major changes required to accommodate the Performing Arts Library.
Volunteers will be on hand, in the Foyer, to offer a limited service to personal enquirers, at the following times:
Tuesdays 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Fridays 2.00pm - 4.00pm First Saturday * of the Month 10.00am - 4.00pm
We hope that you enjoy this free to use and independent web site. We do not receive any central or local government funding. Currently our internet costs are covered by a small grant from the Local History Centre in return for hosting their records. The best way to support us is to support them so if you would like to make a donation then please use the button below. This will enable them to continue their research into local history and transcribing further family history records which will appear on this website.