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



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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Update Gallery

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!

Worle Association Football Club 1899 to 2020

The book is now free to download on our publications page.  60 pages of pictures, cuttings, memories and village history.  Copies of the book are still available from the clubhouse on the Recreation Ground, Station Road, £10 for club funds

Also we are researching the history of the Recreation Ground.  Contributions to raye.worle@gmailcom

A Century of Skidmores new book £10

Pop into Skidmores shop in Worle High Street, or Weston Museum shop @ £13.99.   Over 100 pages of 20th century history around this family.  Better still come to our meeting in December or January and secure a copy for £10.

Christmas Quiz      December 2nd. 7.00 p.m.

Julie Daw is Quiz Master this year.  She has a Christmas Round and a General Knowledge and Local Round.  Refreshments, and please bring a pressie for the raffle.


Latest News

Exhibition at Weston Museum March 1st to 11th 2022

We are delighted to tell you that Worle History Society is holding an exhibition of our display boards, archive files, maps, churchyard database.  Stars of the show will be the newly framed original photos of old Worle.  They feature the Cricket Club, Football Club, Harvest Committee, Church Choir and Bellringers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.  All named.  Free entry.  Normal Museum opening hours.

New Brian Austin page for researchers

Brian's "Chronological History" of Weston-super-Mare 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.

Brian has won the 2020 BALH Award for Personal achievment.  Hurrah!

One Day in our Lives book

Sincere thanks to all our contributors to the fundraising book for Weston Hospital Staff Wellbeing fund.  We hope to see you all at our exhibition in Weston Museum which will run for 2 weeks, opening 1st March 2022.  The books will be on sale.

Decided to Join?

Look at our facebook page;  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