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 - reconstruction and analysis'. Don't miss this opportunity.
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 pub
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. John is intending to bring some of their memorabilia to show us.
An evening to relish.
Dec 6th: Quiz Night with light refreshments.
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: Bill Frayer is telling us about all the latest developments at the Hillfort, and well as touching upon its history.
April 4th: Ten years since we started. A review of WHS with baby pictures of the committee and 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 7th: Bristol Blue glass. Details to follow
July 4th: Calendar night, with a talk about the pictures, 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, or helped in any way,
we'd love to hear from you.