This page is a reminder of the the pictures featured on our calendars from our first effort in 2010 to December 2013.

 

1. January 2010                                                                                                   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 

March 2010                                                                                                         April 2010
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.

 

May 2010                                                                                                              June 2010
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,
                                                                                                                             Davey, Crees.

July 2010                                                                                                         August 2010
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

 

September, 2010                                                                                               October, 2010
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

 

November 2010

A modern picture of Worle War Memorial taken in 2009.  The original picture on the calendar was taken by Nick Smart, and features the new-fangled zebra crossing.

December 2010

Worle High Street, looking west from Nutwell Farm [Tripps].  Manor House Farm is on the right and Spring Hill is in the distance without the housing.  Taken in 1953.

January 2011                                                                                                      February 2011
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 Queensway.                                      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

 

March 2011                                                                                                      April 2011
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.

 

May 2011                                                                                                         June 2011
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.

 

July 2011                                                                                                         August 2011
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.

 

September 2011                                                                                               October 2011
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.

 

November 2011                                                                                                 December 2011
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.

 

January 2012                                                                                                    February 2012
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

 

March 2012                                                                                                        April 2012
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'.

 

May 2012                                                                                                           June 2012
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.

 

July 2012                                                                                                         August 2012
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.

 

September 2012                                                                                                 October 2012
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

                                                                                                                           c. 1909

 

January 2013                                                                                                     February 2013
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 left                                graves to date this picture.
Dennis Urch. Dolls for Christmas on display.

 

March 2013                                                                                                     April 2013
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

 

May 2013                                                                                                         June 2013
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.

 

July 2013                                                                                                               August 2013
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.

 

September 2013                                                                                                October 2013
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'.

 

November 2013                                                                                                   December 2013
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.

 

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