Explore the history and community of East Preston.
Images of East Preston can be found on our West Sussex Past Pictures website.
Go to 'Advanced Search: Catalogue' and search for 'East Preston' in 'Any Text'.
Further images of East Preston are also available on the West Sussex Record Office Online Photo Database.
The current edition of the Littlehampton Gazette is available to view at East Preston, Littlehampton, Angmering and Rustington libraries. Paper copies are kept for one month in all libraries except Littlehampton.
Back issues of the Littlehampton Gazette are available on microfilm at Chichester Library for the years 1923-2016, (known as the Arun Gazette 1977-1990).
Search the library catalogue for more details.
Back issues of the Littlehampton Gazette for 2017 onwards and the Littlehampton Observer 1914-1925 are available to view on the public computers in all West Sussex Libraries, as searchable digital copies.
The Times Digital Archive includes some coverage of events in East Preston and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of the Littlehampton Gazette 1923-1938 and 1955-1956. You can access the BNA for free through the public computers in any West Sussex Library.
For any enquiries about newspapers, please use our Ask a Librarian form.
A current map of East Preston can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.
Historic maps of East Preston are also available on the National Library of Scotland Maps Database.
Some Kellys Sussex Directories can be found on Ancestry - available free in all West Sussex Libraries. Some directories are available as digitised copies on the public computers in all libraries - see our Digitised Directories Helpsheet. You can search the library catalogue to see which directories are available on microfiche. For any queries, please use our Ask a Librarian form.
If you are researching the history of your house, the National Archives House Research Guide is a good place to start.
West Sussex Record Office also have many sources to help with your investigations.
Far End, 63, Sea Lane, East Preston – home of Edith Ayrton and Israel Zangwill lifelong campaigners for women’s suffrage and world peace.
Free database including billions of indexed records from around the world including UK parish registers and census. You will need to sign up for a free account.
Free virtual reference library of genealogical information for the UK and Ireland.
History of the East Preston workhouse:
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For further information and help with any of these resources, please fill in an Ask a Librarian form and the Enquiries Team will be happy to help.