Our Monthly Meetings

 

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7.00 p.m. unless otherwise stated at Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road, Worle BS22 6TN. We inhabit the old Chapel, up the yellow steps at the front. Lawrence Rd is off the High Street, the turning next to the Lamb Inn.  All welcome. Members £1, visitors £2

 

If you have suggestions for topics or speakers, please contact one of the organising team, below by email.

 

Our Programme Organising Team

Alan        Turner

Alan has strong roots in Worle, considerable knowledge of the old village

alturner315@hotmail.co.uk

 

David          Skidmore

Avid communicator and full of ideas.  Family history specialist.

davidskid@hotmail.com

 

Julie           Daw

Quiz Queen and organisor par excellence.

juliedaw@btinternet.com

James       Rigby

Knows the streets and buildings as only an estate agent can.  Ideas man.

jamesmaggs@live.co.uk

 

                                                                                                         2019

 

Jan 3rd:      Members Meeting at the Century Club, Mendip Avenue.  2.00 p.m.  Bar is open until 3.00 p.m.  3 short talks: 
                    1. David Venn will be telling us about his  research into the history of Castle Road [off Kewstoke Road]. 
                    2.  Flo Turner's short tale of two stones 

                    3.  Peter Townsend, retired head teacher of Milton School talking about his experiences in World War 2.

                    Happy New Year.

 

Feb 7th:    Glyn Hayes from Weston super Mare RNLI is our speaker. He was snowed off in March 2018!   He will tell us about
                  the history of the lifeboat service on our North Somerset  coast since 1882
http://www.westonrnli.co.uk/ See the link
                   for further information.

 

March 7th: William Fraher is telling us about all the latest developments at the Hillfort, and well as touching upon its history.  We
                   plan to hold a walk to see the hillfort on the ground later in the month.  Watch this space.

 

April 4th:   Ten years since we started.  A review of WHS with baby pictures of the committee and of some of our members.  Also
                  an excellent Local History Bingo game, with prizes led by Julie Daw.  We tried the game out at a committee meeting
                  and it was great fun.  Thanks Julie.

 

May 2nd:  Centenary of Skidmore and Sons opening in Worle.  Talk and display with memories galore.  Raye Green and David
                 Skidmore and anyone who wants to join in.  Book will be on sale later in the year, we hope.

 

June 6th:  Clive Brain from MShed.  https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/ “ Pyronaut and the Queens Diamond Jubilee”.
                 The talk focuses on the working exhibits of M Shed in general and Pyronaut in particular.

              

July 4th:   Calendar night, with a talk about the pictures for 2020, followed by Dave Hart's chat about the August walk.

 

Aug 1st:    Summer walk and supper. 6.30 p.m. from the Nut Tree pub, Ebdon Road.  Dave Hart will be leading our annual
                   walk, this year through Upper Worle and its Green Lanes.  Book your supper at the pub before we set off.

 

Sept 5th:   AGM.  If you remember the Flower Show and Worle Horticultural Society with affection, this evening is for you.  Julie
                 and Raye will be tracing the history of both of these institutions back to the 1920s.  If you or your family entered any of
                 the categories in the show, or  helped in any way, we'd love to hear from you.

 

Oct 3rd     Michael Gorely from Historic England is coming to tell us about his job and the work he is involved with in Worle,
                especially with our local schools.  We intend to invite representatives from Worle schools to spread the word and to ask
                them how Historic England and Worle History Society can assist with their curriculum needs.


Nov 7th    1920s in Worle.  Looking back 100 years to everything we can discover about life in Worle.  Lead by the
                 research team with contributions from members and guests.  Pictures, minutes of Worle clubs and societies,
                 map.  We hope to find out whether Worle was roaring in the 20s!

 

Dec 5th   Our Christmas Quiz.  Bob Champ will be question master, as usual and Nadine will oversee refreshments.  Raffle, of
                course.

 

2020

 

Jan 2nd    Century Club, 2.00 p.m.  Members’ contributions, based on reseach team work throughout the year.

 

Feb 6th     Windmills and Millers in Somerset with Sarah Harris, with reference to Vale Mill and Worlebury.

 

Mar 5th   Weston Museum.  A representative will be giving us an update of what our museum offers and how it is managed.

 

April 2nd Clevedon Pier and its 150 year history with Abbie Edbrook.

 

May 7th   Worle Infants' School/Mendip Green Primary School, Greenwood Road.  Meeting in the school hall at 7.00 p.m. 

               Pictures, display boards, a powerpoint presentation and a chance to exchange memories.  There will also be a chance to visit the old Infants' School, which is being opened especially for us  on Thursday 14th May from 5.30 until 6.45.

 

June 6th    NB.  This is a Saturday exhibition meeting.  Venue is The Nut Tree pub, Ebdon Road.  Worle in World War Two with
                 powerpoint and display of all our material, including the 9 files full of newspaper cuttings for the 6 years of the war.
                 Normal pub opening hours. 

 

July 2nd    Julie Daw will give a preview of the 2021 calendar and Dave Hart will preview the August walk

 

Aug 6th    Annual village walk with Dave at the helm.

 

Sept 3rd   AGM.  Followed by a talk about Worle Cricket Club from 1870 to 1956 with pictures, cuttings and memorabilia on
                display.

 

Oct 1st    Dr. Mel Draper, CBE. Is our speaker.  His topic is Worle Railways from the collection at Kew, and W E. Haywood, a
               Weston man, whose collection resides at Kew.  Should be a real treat.

 

Nov 5th  Worle’s Alms Houses in The Scaurs from the 1790s to their demolition in 1938

 

Dec 3rd   Christmas Quiz with cider, nibbles and raffle.  Bring your best smiles.

 

 

 

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