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.
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? Sadly cancelled.
February 3rd: Somerset School Days. Peter Tinney will recount amusing tales of schooldays at
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 9th: 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.