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. We are enjoying the extra space in our new room. All welcome. Members £1, visitors £2
January 4th: 2.00 p.m. at the Century Club. Bar open until 3.00. Topics based on our research during the year. A close look at our website,
and a chat from David Skidmore, who has been very busy with family history research.
February 1st: John Page from Axbridge Museum and the Axbridge Local History Society is coming along to talk about Axbridge Rural District
with particular emphasis on the years when Worle came under its auspices. We hear that John intends to put up an
exhibition on the topic at Axbridge Museum, so a little outing may be in order.
March 1st: Glyn
Hayes from Weston super Mare RNLI is our speaker. 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.
April 5th: John
Crockford Hawley is our guest speaker for April. His topic will be the Blue Plaque project headed by the Museum and
Heritage sub- committee. People or buildings who/which have made a significant contribution to the story of the area wil be
considered as well as people of national and international repute who have visited the town. Be thinking of some ideas for
May 3rd: David Wilkins has recently brought out a book entitled 'Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprentice'. It is based upon the memoirs of
Alfred Plumley who had digs in The Scores during his GWR years. David will be telling us about Alfred and about his own
experiences of researching the historical context.
June 7th: This meeting will be held at St. Martin's Primary School, Spring Hill, Worle at 7.00 p.m. Greeter will meet you at the main door.
Bristol Channel Flood 1607. Matt Horritt BA PhD CWEM MCIWEM is our speaker for the evening. Matt colaborated with
Kevin Horsburgh of the National Oceanography Centre to write an article entitled 'The Bristol Channel Floods of 1607 .
July 5th: Calendar preview for 2019 from our calendar people. New calendars on sale.
Followed by Dave Hart's preview of our
Aug 2nd: Annual
Village Walk with Dave Hart at the helm. Leaving the Windsor Castle pub at 6.30, route around upper Milton and back to the
Windsor Castle for supper.
Sept 6th: Hall open at 6.30 for
annual subscriptions. Annual General Meeting, election of committee, followed by a talk about the
original centre of the old Village of Worle, from Manchester Square at the top of the Scores, along Church Road to St.
Martin's Church, with contributions from members of our research group.
Oct 4th: A talk from our new
North Somerset Archaeologist, Cat Lodge, who will talk about local Hill Forts, including Worlebury. A great
chance to get to know each other and perhaps develop some chances to support Cat's research.
Nov 1st: The Durston family, John, Val and Mollie are hosting the evening. They have been researching their
family history for
some years and will be telling us how they went about it and what they found out. Always great to have our own
members leading the evening. An evening to relish.
Dec 6th: Quiz Night with light refreshments. Usual dubious questions and the wonderful raffle. Please bring a
raffle prize along, wrapped if
possible! Teams of 4. Cider for the winners!
Jan 3rd: Members Meeting at the Century Club, Mendip Avenue. 2.00 p.m. Bar is open until 3.00 p.m. 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
anyone who wants to join in. Book will be on sale, 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: 6.30 p.m. Summer walk and supper. Route and starting pub to be announced.
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 To be announced.
Dec 5th Our Christmas Quiz. Bob Champ will be question master, as usual and Nadine will oversea refreshments. Raffle, of course.