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 hope that you like this new layout for our website.  It will allow us to add more pages so that more of our archives can be shared with everyone.  It took a couple to weeks to sort out, but seems to be Ok now, fingers crossed.


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



BS22 6TU


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


Next Meeting Thursday 1st June 2017

Worle High Street in maps and photographs

Raye Green will take us along this lovely thoroughfare with the help of a selection from our 200 slides.  The growth and development of the street is amazing to see and will continue into the future, so take plenty of pictures!  The pic, left, is probably late 1920s - unless you know better.


7.00 p.m. at Worle Community Centre.  All welcome

Our meeting at St Martin's School, Spring Hill, Worle was a great success.  We welcomed 51 visitors as well as 35 members.

It was especially good to see Terry Gilbert, many members of staff including teachers, caretakers, dinner ladies, and of course old pupils and even older parents!  There was a tour of the school conducted by Paul Davies, a varied display of photos and memorabilia.  The highlight was a great talk from Bob Champ, our chairman, who taught at the school for nearly 40 years.  Sincere thanks to the school for giving us access for the evening.


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 2017:  All Wednesdays: 10th May; 9th August; 8th November.   10.00 a.m. until 4 p.m.



Contact us with any information or queries



email us at rayegreen@talktalk.net

or phone us at:

01934 516773


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