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

 

Update Gallery

March 12th Happy 80th Birthday, Frank Gosden

Frank is one of our founder members and is a recognised expert on Worle War Memorial and its marble tablets.  Thank you Frank and Many Happy Returns.

Archive Open         Day            10th April

Members and friends welcome at 2 The Dell   10.00 til 12.30      and 
  2.00 til 4.00                 Files, display boards, maps, censuses and primary source material all available.  Tea on demand           to mark our 10th year

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!

February meeting:  Bill Fraher on Worlebury Hillfort.

Much appreciated by the audience and led to an engaging question and answer session.  Thank you Bill.

 

Latest News

Smyth-Pigott holdings 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.

 

New Brian Austin page for researchers

Brian has completed his  "Chronological History" of Weston-super-Mare.  It runs to 440 A4 pages with a full 3 part index of people/places/things.

He has sent us lists of the projects completed which appear on the new page.

Click on the link at the top of the page above to see his list and other contributions of Worle documents wills/deeds.  Happy hunting.

Blue Plaque for ancient Monastic Barn

The first Blue Plaque in Worle is planned for the north wall of Worle Village Primary School, Church Road, Worle.  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.

Unveiling will take place on

Wed 12th December 9.30 a.m. 

 

 

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