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



BS22 6TU


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


Update Gallery

Policing in Worle

Barrie Underwood gave us an informative talk on the first 50 years of policing in Worle at our January meeting.  The article he has written on the subject is now free to download on our publications page.

A reminder of Summer for Remembrance Sunday

Weston in Bloom's  fragrant hanging baskets at Worle War Memorial.  Worle History Society decided to donate £25 a year for the autumn planting.


Worle history books to download

Click on the Publication page at the top of this page for a list of books, articles and reports you can download, all on  Worle history topics.  Happy reading!

February 6th Windmills of Worle

7.00 p.m. at Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road.  Talk about Somerset Windmills, including the two in Worle, by Sarah Harris.  All welcome.

Latest News

Archaeology Day at Weston Museum

Worle History Society joined a dozen other local clubs for a day of discovery and sharing.

Organised by Jane Hill, the day was a great success and was the first official event attended by Cllr. John Crockford-Hawley as the new Heritage Champion for North Somerset


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, can be seen on 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  have funded the plaque which was unveiled on Wed 12th December 2018

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



or phone us at


01934 516773


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