Resident at 1 Linton Terrace in 1867, moving to 59 Cambridge Road by 1884. Cole was instrumental in setting up the Philosophical Society, School of Science and Art, and was also one of the first volunteers in the Cinque Ports Volunteers. For his time, Cole was quite forward in his thinking, putting forward the proposal that there should be mixed-sex classes studying the sciences and the arts; even going as far as attending Cambridge to vote for females being permitted to study at both Girton College and other institutions up to degree level.
Author of the following works;
The antiquities of Hastings; The battlefield The Antiquities of Hastings and the Battlefield (Thomas Cole 1864) Google Books - 1864 ESCC Library. A later edition is also available: ESCC Library - 1884
Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea as a health and pleasure resort : with statistics and local information / edited by T.H. Cole, meteorological report by H. Colborne.
Official guide to the 1889 Health Congress : including a short account of Hastings and St Leonards-on-sea / specially written for the committee by T.H. Cole and meteorological notes prepared by H. Colborne.
- British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 10 March 1883 Pg. 0003