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.



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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 3rd May, 2018

Venue:  Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road.  7.00 p.m.

David Wilkins has recently brought out a book entitled 'Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprentice'.  It is based upon the memoirs of Alfred Plumley who had digs in The Scores during his Great Western Railway years.  David will be telling us about Alfred and about his own experiences of researching the historical context.  All welcome.  Members £1, visitors £2.

Great welcome at Fussell's Court on Thursday 15th March.

Lovely morning enjoying happy memories of old Worle, and introducing new comers to our village.  Excellent lemon drizzle cake

Last Meeting Report

About 50 members and friends gathered at Worle Community Centre to hear John Crockford Hawley's talk on the new Blue Plaque scheme in Weston and Worle.  Our plaque for the Tithe Barn/Village Primary School is ready to go.  Watch this space for date of opening.

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.  Watch this space.

Latest News

Worle War Memorial is now Grade 2 Listed

We received confirmation on 6th June 2017 that our Clock Tower War Memorial has been Grade 2 listed by Historic England.  It was the intention in 1919 to provide a long lasting memorial to remember the people of Worle who gave their lives, and to count the seconds of Peace.  Members of Worle History Society, Peter Johnson and Frank Gosden, have worked tirelessly to secure the listing.

 Historic England reference number is 1446117.  The link below gives details of the listing:  https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1446117


Midsummer meeting at St Martin's Church

Our research team have been working hard on investigating the 43 memorials within the Church building and presented their findings at the meeting in St Martin's Church. Windows, plaques, tablets were all discussed.

Very good attendance on the hottest June day for 40 years.  The picture shows our chairman, Bob Champ and Rev. Anne Farmer melting over the font.

Sincere thanks to the research team for all their exceptional work.  The teas went down well, too.

2018 Calendars available NOW from Skidmores

£6 each - such a bargain.  Brilliant presents for folk who are forced to live elsewhere!!  This is the last year that our great calendar boys are carrying out this task.  Sincere thanks to Tony and John for all their wonderful efforts and for the money it has raised for the society.  Pop into Skidmore's in the High Street or contact us by phone or email.

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



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