Worle History Society
Worle History Society

 Welcome to Worle History Society

 

Here you will be able find out how to contact the committee, and updates on our latest research and projects.  Our monthly meetings have been resumed and we look forward to welcoming our members and friends.  We have still been researching and archiving our findings.  Please come along and join us.

 

 email address:  raye.worle@gmail.com

Membership fee is £5 a year, renewable at the AGM in September each year, with the exception of 2020.  We shall renew memberships in September 2021.  Normally, 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.  Our members - nearly 100 - have access to our archives at regular intervals and are able to join our research team.

 

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 left of each page, to change pages. Our Covid19 Policy can be found under the Constitution and Policies page.

 

 

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at

Worle Community Centre,

Lawrence Road, Worle

Weston-super-Mare,

Somerset

BS22 6TU

 

We are delighted to be up and running again on the first Thursday of each month.  7.00 p.m.  Click on 'Meetings'
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Dave Hart our new Chairman

Dave took over the role of Chairman on 25th May 2021 and has great ideas for the future of the Society.  You may know Dave from his history walks around Worle with our members and local schools.   Good luck Dave, and thank you!

 9th June      date change! Surnames

The Origins of Surnames.  Professor Richard Coates from the UWE will explain the origin of surnames in the UK and will access the research database to explore some old  Somerset and Worle family names.

Worle Races

Research Team  spring meeting reported on horse racing in and around Worle from 1829 to 1871.  Please email us with any information.  Details on Research Team page.

Castle Batch in January

Local Community Associations have been asked to become Friends of Castle Batch and to keep and eye on it and help with maintenance. 

Decided to Join?

Email or telephone or come to a meeting.

Email Peter Johnson, our membership secretary

peter.j@talk21.com   OR phone Raye Green on 01934 516773  OR come along to a meeting - listed on the meetings page. 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 so far.  Number 6 now arranged opening March 1st 2022 at Weston Museum.

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

 Open Days will resume in 2022

We plan to hold a free exhibition in Weston Museum in Spring 2022.

Members, visitors and friends will all be welcomed with open arms.  Welcome and Membership Table where you can get a leaflet and renew your subs, or join for the first time.

  Dates now agreed.  March 1st to 11th.  Normal Museum opening hours.

                                       

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Contact us at raye.worle@gmail.com or phone 01934 516773