Welcome to Worle History Society

 

Here you will be able to find dates of our monthly open meetings, how to contact the committee, and updates on our latest research and projects.

 


Membership fee is £5 a year, renewable at the AGM in September each year. Members pay £1 at each meeting to help pay for the hall and boost funds. Visitors are always welcome at meetings and other activities for a modest £2 contribution.

 

We all happily research the last 1000 years in Worle, live happily with our memories, enjoy the here and now and plan for the future. Such fun.

 

 

Just click on the menu bar, at the top of each page, to change pages.

 

 

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at

Worle Community Centre,

Lawrence Road, Worle

Weston-super-Mare,

Somerset

BS22 6TU

 

Meetings start at 7.00 p.m.  Click on 'Meetings' page above for details

 

Make a note of our meetings and ideas

Next Meeting  5th July at our usual venue in Lawrence Road. Previews of the 2019 calendars and the annual August Walk. 

A tantalising glimpse of the 13 pictures, old and new, black & white and colour that feature on our 10th calendar.  February's offering is pictured, above.   AND we shall enjoy Dave Hart's preview of the August walk which will start, I am told, from the Windsor Castle.     Members £1, visitors £2

 

July 18th 2018 Meeting at St. Martin's Church   7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Our research team have been working hard on investigating the 43 memorials within the Church building.  Several short talks on a variety of people, and a focus on Rev. Eric Vallance Cook to finish.

Our donations bucket will be in a prominent position and its contents will be split with the Church.

Worle history books to download

Click on the Publication page at the top of this page for a list of books you can download, all on topics in Worle history.  Happy reading!

Latest News

Smyth-Pigott holding in Worle

The report of the Jasper Allen collection of documents relating to the holdings of the Smyth-Pigott family in Worle is now available to down load on our Publications page.  There is a useful introduction by Peter Johnson and 200 pages of catalogued information gleened from Jasper's wonderful collection.  An excellent research tool.

 

Annual  Summer Walk 2nd August 6.30 p.m. from the Windsor Castle

Dave Hart is leading our summer evening walk as usual.  We are starting from the Windsor Castle and having a look at the nooks and crannies of upper Milton and Worle before returning to the pub for supper.  Walk and pamphlet £2.50 Supper at your discretion!!  All welcome.  Always a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Blue Plaque for ancient Monastic Barn

The first Blue Plaque in Worle is planned for the north wall of Worle Village Primary School.  The four walls of the school hall were originally the main structure of a Medieval Monastic Barn.  The school was opened in 1865 and has been familiar to generations of Worle's children.  Worle History Society is proud to be funding the plaque.

Picture taken during road widening in 1966.

Plans for November 2018.  Worle War Memorial Information Board is ready to be printed and installed.

We have now raised the funds for the installation of a new Information Board to be installed close to Worle War Memorial, giving details of its history from the first spark of an idea in January 1919 to its listing in 2017.  It is hoped that we shall be able to unveil the board on the day before the centennial Remembrance Sunday Service.   Awaiting permission from land owners.  Watch this space.

Decided to Join?

Come to a meeting;  email or telephone

Email Peter Johnson, our membership secretary

peter.j@talk21.com   OR phone Raye Green on 01934 516773  OR

Come along to a meeting.  We always have an information desk with Peter and Jenny ready to help.  You'll need to part with £5 for your annual subscription and £1 for the meeting.  You will get your membership card, programme for the year and a pamphlet with useful info.  Welcome to the fun!

What do we do?  All this, and make friends!

Walks around Worle and local visits.

Annual walk on the first Thursday in August.  6.30 p.m. followed by supper in a local hostelry. Other local trips of interest.

Meetings 7.00 p.m. on 1st Thurs of month

Range of speakers on topics related to Worle, often with powerpoints showing Old Worle.  Quiz in December.  All good fun.

Exhibitions from time to time.  Pictures, archive files etc

We have put on five exhibitions in the last 3 years to enable everyone to come along and see how Worle has changed.

Research projects indoors and out in the village.

The research group meets regularly, and presents its findings at meetings.  Local history rooms in libraries and Somerset Heritage and chatting to our golden oldies.

Archive and Library Open days

Members only, I'm afraid.

Why wait for the next exhibition??

Members can come along to one of our Open Days.  Coffee, tea and biscuits available at 2 The Dell, Worle, and we'll guide you through all our archives and 'stuff'.  Look at the Archive page to see what's what.

Dates for 2018:  All Wednesdays: 24th January, 9th May

                                       

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Contact us with any information or queries

 

 

email us at

rayegreen@talktalk.net

or at

raye.worle@gmail.com

or phone us at

:

01934 516773

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Contact us at rayegreen@talktalk.net, or phone 01934 516773