Planned Exhibition at the Nut Tree Pub, Ebdon Road on Sat 6th June, 2020 was cancelled during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Focus on Worle in World War 2
We have been spreading our exhibition wings! So far we have put on 8 separate events, now planning number 9.
Focus on Worle in World War 2
Our first five years were marked by an exhibition held at Worle Community Centre in Lawrence Road on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th August 2014. Almost 500 people came along to join the party. Some bits and pieces to remind you are below. Richard Wyatt's review and his pictures are further down the page.
|Display Boards List for August exhibition|
|1. Early Worle: 1066 to 1300. Domesday book, family trees etc. Books on table|
|2. Population growth through time: graphs, maps aerial photos|
|3. Worle’s pubs: water colour paintings and other illustrative material|
|4. 19th Century: Tithe Map, Vernacular Buildings. File and Photos|
|5. Listed Buildings: photographs, plans and file. Windmill Book|
|6. World War 1: Roll of honour, war memorial and file|
|7. World War 2: photographs, war memorial. 8 files, books and journal|
|8. 1949 Ordnance Survey pictures. Photographs and file|
|9. Carnivals, Coronation and Pageant: 1953 files, carnival file, Life in Worle book|
|10. High Street and Station Road: photographs [then and now?]|
|11. Shops and Commerce: High Street pictures and Norman Porter’s fish|
|12. The Square and The Scaurs: Photographs. [then and now?]|
|13. Gunnings corner, Church Road|
|14. Kewstoke Road. photographs, [then and now]|
|15. Hill Road, Coronation Road, Spring Hill|
|16. Infants’ School. Photographs, entry registers and heads’ log|
|17. Elementary School/Junior School: The school on the hill and history of education|
|18. Senior School: photos, files|
|19. Century Club: pictures, minutes, accounts and file|
|20. St Martins Church, pictures [including sketches] through time. Books and Bell files|
|21. Methodist Church: pictures, plans and file|
|22. Sport: Cricket, Football. Photos, minutes, memories. File|
|23. Worle’s Lost Waterways: map, commentary, newspaper cutting etc.|
|24. Worle’s Railway Stations.|
|25. Ivy Lodge [High Street]|
|Total of at least 60 files on a wide variety of topics.|
|Items for sale: 2015 calendars, local history books and pamphlets.|
|Walks: August annual walks and guided walks for schools. Pamphlets.|
|Churchyard database on green notice boards and files on tables|
|Family Trees on green notice boards and census files on tables|
|Flower Show file|
|Powerpoint picture show in tea room|
|Ancestry Desk in Main Hall – Graham Payne will research your ancestors.|
|Information Desk: programmes for year, membership cards, library books, list of boards|
|Drinks and cakes in tea room. Free drinks. Cake £1 a slice.|
|Maps and aerials of Worle|
|Treasure Hunt for children|
My mother deep in conversation with Mr and Mrs David Kingsbury at the exhibition.
An exhibition team has been working all summer to prepare 25 display boards on a variety of topics from population growth to schools.
We bought a Society calendar for 2015 and l tried some delicious lemon drizzle cake. They even give you a complimentary cuppa! My mother met several old friends and was swept back in time to her years as a girl and then as a young married mother.