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The postponed display of material from the Tatsfield’s archives is now due to take place on:
Saturday 27th February from 2pm to 6pm in the Parish Room at the Aileen McHugo Building.
The idea is to show what records exist and to encourage you to help the History Project.
Absorbing and cataloguing all the archive material has been a huge task and there’s a backlog of work. It would be great to have
help re-arranging our collection of pictures and providing captions. We also need to find how to copy some
documents that have been partially bound into record books before they join other
irreplaceable documents deposited at the Surrey History Centre in Woking.
Other tasks include scanning newspaper cuttings, checking the accuracy of the archive catalogue and selecting
material for possible future publications - as well as ideas for small displays of item from the archives.
All are welcome to call in, have a look, come up with ideas and ...........see what they can do to help!
Surrey Parish Records are Online at ancestry.co.uk
Have you been to the excellent 'Exploring Surrey's Past' website lately? Click here and insert 'Tatsfield' into the 'Search Website & Collections' window to see what a wealth of material about Tatsfield is held by the Surrey History Centre.
The Tatsfield History Project
This project was developed by the team responsible for the publication of 'Tatsfield - the First 2,000 Years' in 1999. This book is now out of print. Copies can, however, be borrowed from Surrey County Council libraries under reference LOC 942.2TAT.
An archive based on the records of Tatsfield Parish Council has been expanded to include nearly 4,000 items about or referring to Tatsfield. The archive catalogue is accessible from the menu above. Enquiries about the details of individual items and requests for copies should be sent to the email address below. Burial records from 1870 until 2004 are available on request.
Information about the history of Tatsfield is also available at the Caterham and District Local History Centre in Caterham Valley Library.
The Surrey History Centre can provide more information online, as can the National Archives.
The first documented reference to Tatsfield was in the Domesday Book.
Click here to find out where Tatsfield is
Future plans:The Tatsfield History Project continues. If you have lived in or near Tatsfield, or have any background information, photographs or any other material which you think might interest us, please get in touch through the email address below or by leaving a telephone message on +44 1959 577376. We are particularly interested in any deeds relating to sales of property in Tatsfield between 1830 and 1870.
The Tatsfield History Project has transcribed relevant details from 19th century census returns and directories. We are now able to respond relatively quickly to email requests for searches for Tatsfield names. (Please include ‘Looking for a Tatsfield name’ in the subject line to avoid your email being consigned accidently to the ‘spam’ bin.)