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Worle History Society
Worle History Society

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



David          Skidmore

Avid communicator and full of ideas.  Family history specialist.



Julie           Daw

Quiz Queen and organisor par excellence.


Dave        Hart

Dave is also our chairman and walks expert.







2021 Here we go again!!!!

Meeting arrangements for the rest of the year.


   Thursday 1st July        Welcome back meeting.  7.00 p.m. Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road,
                                           Worle.  Start  7.00 p..m.     Details of the August walk will be led by our new
                                          chairman, Dave Hart.  News updates and programme for the rest of the year


Thursday 5th August     Summer annual walk.  topic:  Ways to get to Ebden. Meet at 6.30 at the Nut
                                         Tree Pub.  £2.50 each  including pamphlet.  Usually we have supper at a pub. 


Thursday 2nd Sept       Annual General Meeting. Subs for the coming year and election of committee.
                                        Followed by a talk about Worle Cricket Club from 1870 to 1956 with pictures,
                                        cuttings and memorabilia.


October 7th:               Meeting about Worle Community School to mark its 50th anniversary year.  Bob
                                     Champ has arranged for an evening about the school.    It will include a talk on
                                     some of the school’s history, and a display of School and Worle History Society


November 4th:           A talk about the Viking visits to our local area, here in Somerset, by Dave Hart.


December 2nd:         Quiz night with light hearted questions, raffle and light refreshments.  Come with
                                   your teams and enjoy  a very relaxed evening.




January 6th             Happy New Year.  2.00 p.m. This is our annual afternoon meeting at Worle Century
                                  Club in Mendip  Avenue.  "THE SPIRIT OF THIS PLACE”.  It is hoped that some of
                                  our    members and friends will tell us  about what Worle means to them, or what
                                  brought them here, how long have their families been in or near the village and any
                                 specific memories that stand out for them.  Any volunteers?


February 3rd:          Somerset School Days.  Peter Tinney will recount amusing tales of schooldays at his
                                 village school in Stone Allerton, Nr Axbridge.


March 3rd:              Phil Curme from Clevedon Pier Trust will talk on the 150 years of Clevedon Pier.


April 7th:                Dr Mel Draper’s presentation will be on the railways in the Worle area from
                               documents and artefacts  held  at Kew as part of the Haywood Collection. 
                               W E Haywood was a Weston man.


May 5th:                History of Weston Playhouse.  Samantha Ball will share her research on the history of
                              The Playhouse and talk about the book she has published on the topic.


June 2nd:             The Origins of Surnames.  Professor Richard Coates from the University of the Weston
                              of England will explain the origin of surnames in the UK and will access the research
                             database to explore some old  Somerset and Worle family names.


July 7th:              “Talk the walk”.  A preview of this year’s Village Walk with Dave Hart


August 4th:          Gather at 6.30 p.m.  for Worle Annual Village Walk with Dave Hart at the helm. 
                              Venue to be confirmed


September 1st:     Annual General Meeting, followed by a short talk from the Research Group.


October 6th:          “The Flooding of the North Marsh up to the Present Day” by Dave Hart.


November 3rd:       “Lawrence Road” by Dave Skidmore.  An insight into his fascinating research on the
                                  buildings and residents of Lawrence Road at various stages over the years.


December 1st:       Christmas Quiz and Social.



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