This page is a reminder of the the pictures featured on our calendars from our first effort in 2010 to December 2013.
2. February 2010
Lawrence Road with the Methodist Church on the right - Fussell's Rubber Co. Ltd. and the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead now Worle Community Centre. Taken about 1907. Light Railway Line, looking west, where it crosses Station Road, Worle. The little station building is the shed in middle of the picture is the original
Worle 'Town' station. Taken about 1907
Kewstoke Road, looking north, taken at the top of Hollow Lane Carnival Queen's float, taken in Kewstoke Road before the
with the Old Forge out of shot on the right. Probably one of a parade set off around the village in May 1953, only days before
set taken in 1909, or there abouts. This picture was once wrongly H. M. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. Carnival Queen was
labelled 'Hill Road' by someone and some people believe this to Shirley Lickes. The 2 attendants [Margaret Ackland & Margaret
be so. It is not. The white house on the right is still standing. Burgess] and the 4 flower girls [Irene Kingsbury, Raye Jones
It is Somerset House. We have a picture of 2 members of the Anne Wyatt and Diane Jeeps] all had red, white and blue ribbon
Boobyer family standing in the doorway. in their hair.
St. Martin's church, Worle, taken in 1958, cuddled by trees Worle Cricket Club's last official photograph, taken 1952
The original building was probably begun around 1125. Top row: Braimbridge, Trego, Dickinson, Burgess,
Copeland, Hutson, Davies, Gilby
Middle row: Ms Humphries, Homan, Mcclarnon, Tucker, Pitt, Ransome,
Bennett, Tyler, Ms Prescott
Front Row: Cousins, Osmond, Lane, Parsons, Edwards, Robins,
Worle's Home Guard. 58 men taken at The Newtons Worle Horticultural annual flower show, 1958, given by Jan Bartlett
where they normally gathered. We have traced each one whose family constructed this wonderful display.
and produced a book to commemorate them all. c.1942
Worle Junior school, July 1953 with Mr. Leslie Raymond Bull Worle Methodist Chapel, Lawrence Road, now known as
and his staff and pupils. The school was a voluntary controlled Worle Community Centre. Here it is a family place of worship
Church of England School for children aged between 7 and 11. The organ, pulpit, altar table and pews are still in situ. c.1965
Henry Kingbury standing in Collum Lane, adjacent to the Worle's Air Raid Wardens, taken outside the rear of the New Inn
Old Manor farmhouse, now a Public House on
now The Woodspring. It is dated 1940 and features many old
Notice Henry's flagon of cider at the ready and a very relaxed faces. Also featured in Worle at War, In Pursuit of Peace.
dog, sadly unnamed. c. 1920
A Charabanc outing ready to leave from outside the Golden Coronation coach float with Quarry House in behind and
Lion cottage [now demolished]. Probably 1920s North Worle in all its old glory of fields and gentle hills. Lye Hill in
particular. The finger post to Kewstoke.
VE Day party at Hill End, Kewstoke Road. 8th May, 1945 Hillside House, now demolished. It was situated in what
Dominated by the ladies, but with one brave man at the is now Church Road and faced south with views of the
back. Church and the Mendip Hills. Battiscombe family in this 1886 picture.
William Huish and family, taken in the garden of Brooklyn Brownies and Boys' Brigade and a local Scout troup in High Street
House, Lawrence Road. No date. Maybe 1910s. on August 22nd 1939, only days before the declaration of WW II.
Kewstoke Road looking west from the turning with Castle Road The number 40 'bus, green double decker, which plied its trade
towards the end of Worlebury Hill.. The houses were built at between The Square, outside the New Inn, Worle, to Moorland
the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Road every ten minutes without fail. Those were the days.
The hunt gathering and mounting for Weston Harriers outing St Martin's: Worle's 12th century church lit to welcome the folk
at the New Inn. home from work. Taken by Nick Smart on long exposure.
The High Street at the junctions with Greenwood Road and Coronation Road, taken from the top and showing Robin's shop,
The bakery has been sold by Mrs Greenwood and selling papers and doing dry cleaning the dyeing.
bought by George Parker. Westonia Cottage has not yet been bombed. Probably c. 1910
1955 Mothers' Union, taken outside the Church Hall in Hill Road East. Skidmore's cannibal float. Worle Carnival 1953. Bill Skidmore
We have most of them named. is chief cannibal with the shield and 'manboobs'.
VJ Day celebrations in August 1945 in Neathway's front Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road, the old Methodist garden. Fancy dress the order of the day and Greenwood Chapel and now the meeting place for WHS monthly meetings
Cottages, now replaced by the Co-op, in the background.
Top of Lawrence Road, looking up to the Round House. The Corner of Greenwood Road and High Street in 1902.
The cottages have sadly been demolished. Taken early 1950s. The bakery is decorated for the Coronation of Edward VII.
The Scaurs [Scores] with Alms Houses on the right and the Ebenezer Church - The Methodist Church in Lawrence
shopkeepers appropriately dressed for the job. c.1909 Road with limestone walls intact and washing drying.
November 2012 December 2012
Inside St. Martin's church, with the gaslamps still in situ. The Square, with the New Inn, now the Woodspring on the left, taken
Skidmore's shop in the 1940s. Paper chains in the left window St. Martins church with the trees recently attacked!! Taken
and the Turf Accountant sign over the door. Bill and Bert are c. 1906. We carried out a research project to identify the
standing in the door way. Far right is Johnny Tucker, far
to date this picture.
Dennis Urch. Dolls for Christmas on display.
Greenwood cottages, High Street, site of the Co-op Fussells Rubber Co. Ltd. set off on their charabanc outing, 1920s
supermarket [Gateway/Somerfield!] with Edwards' This one deserves the prize for headgear.
calves grazing happily. 1970s
Junior School pageant 21st May 1953. The village assembled Women Civil Defence volunteers taken outside the coachhouse
to see every child involved in the spectacle. Mr Les Bull's wearing trousers! I bet that caused a stir in 1942.
piece de resistance! In the field behind the Church.
Coach trip, organised by Mrs. Bennett, about to set off The leafy arch is up and topped by a model sheep. 1902. Part
for an unknown destination. The Neathway and Wilcox of the Coronation celebrations for Edward VII. Worle High
families are well represented. Street with the New Inn in the distance.
The girls at the Elementary School in Hill Road. No date. A number 40 'bus, a 1935 Austin 10 and a lady with her dog.
Possibly 1910 ish. Do you know anyone? Worle High Street outside Priddey's shop, 'Central Stores'.
The Parade on the right with The Tiny Shop and Powell's. Madam Rhyne crossing the end of Greenwood Road.
Early OXO sign with bicycle parked against it. 1954. 1960s, facing east with the Press's house and the Vaughan's.