Worle History Society Committee

Bob Champ


Bob is doing his 4th year as our chairman.  You may know him from St. Martin's School.  Great people person and encourages our links in the community.  Member of research group.  Quiz master every December.  Great asset to the Society and pours champagne particularly well.



Jenny Kingsbury

Vice Chair

Jenny is from an old Worle family, and married into one.  She has strong links with several other local clubs and societies. Member of our research group and archivist.


Nadine Kilvington


Keeps us all on our toes.  Has been our treasurer since we started.  Also great at catering for our social occasions.  Researching family history.



Julie Daw

Newly Elected member of the committee

Julie has been an enthusiastic member for several years.  She was the main organiser and secretary of Worle Horticultural Society for 7 years and is very interested in research.  Valuable new member.  Welcome Julie.



Raye Green


General Sec. and looks after archives and the website.  Organises the Research Group and writes books about Old Worle.  I think I may be bossy!!


Peter Johnson

Membership Secretary

Peter re-drew our tithe map of Worle and has researched our vernacular buildings.  He oversaw the transcription and collation of a huge collection of ancient legal documents.  Close links with Weston Museum and WANHS.  He was our chairman for 3 years.



Jenny Gosden

Committee Secretary

Founder member of the society.  Our first chair when we started and hosted the committee meetings in her dining room for 8 years.  Jenny grew up in Worle and sat on Weston Town Council and North Somerset council.


Dave Hart

Picture archivist and walks

Dave was born and grew up locally.  He leads walks for Worle History Society and for local schools.  His research into paths and byways and into Worle's Manor House Farm have led to several fascinating evenings at our monthly meetings.  Dave also wrote the Brief History of Worle for this website.


Frank Gosden

Military historian and Worle War Memorial expert

Founder member and looks after our IT needs.  Has researched the background to the Worle men and women who are commemorated on Worle War Memorial and has presented his findings at several of our monthly meetings.


Committee Members 2017 to 2018


  Officers are as agreed by the committee at the September 2017 meeting and will be updated after the Sept 2018 committee meeting.

Members, please contact one or all of us if you have items you would like to put on the agenda for committee meetings. Thank you.

Committee Meetings for 2017 to 2018 will all be held on Wednesdays, starting at 2.00 p.m. at Hawthorn Hill, unless otherwise stated.

2017:  18th October ; 15th November ; 13th December

2018: 17th January; 14th February; 14th March; 18th April; 16th May; 20th June; 18th July; 15th August; 19th September; 17th October;              14th November; 12th December

Minutes of Committee meetings since the Society was established are recorded in a minutes book which is available, by arrangement, for anyone who is interested. From April 2012 they are digitally recorded and lodged in the Orange File held by the secretary.

We would also love to hear from any of our members who are interested in standing for the committee at the AGM in September 2018. Email the secretary with your details. Thank you.



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