Publications available via Worle History Society

Contact Raye Green 
rayegreen@talktalk.net
or phone: 01934 516773

 

Several of our books are now out of print, but are available as  PDF documents, listed below.  You can download them with one click and open the files in your download box at the top of the page.  We would welcome your comments, and any additional information you may be happy to share. 

 

We have now added five new research documents and 2 new walks: once again open with a single click.

 

1.  Richard and Samuel Parsley's story.  21 pages of illustrated text including family tree by Dave Hart

2.  A research report of The Jasper Allen Documents.  200 pages gleened from a collection of documents of the Smyth-Pigott family holdings in Worle. Research and introduction by Peter Johnson

3.  Ebdon Road and Thyers Market Garden, Worle.  Peter Johnson and Bryan Moore

4.  Manor House Farm in words and pictures by Dave Hart

5. A walk around St. Martin's Church by Raye Green

6.  A walk long Worle High Street by Raye Green

7.  Policing Worle:  The First 50 Years by Barrie Underwood

 

TEN History of Worle full length books follow further down the page.

 

 

If you are really impressed, donations to Worle History Society would be very welcome.  Contact details at foot of page.

 

Richard and Samuel Parsley's story
21 pages of the history of this local family who contributed so much to life in Weston and Worle. Illustrations bring the whole tale to life. Researched and written by David Hart.
Richard Samuel Parsley's Story.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 MB]
The Jasper Allen Documents
A collection of documents relating to the holdings of the Smyth-Pigott family in the Worle area, with an introduction to guide you through. Searchable.
JA Documents compilation complete with T[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
Ebdon Road and Thyers Market Garden Worle.
Two archaeological collections: a brief re-examination by Peter Johnson and Bryan Moore
Ebdon Road Thyer's report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.9 MB]
Manor House Farm, Worle in Words and Pictures
A most informative report in 21 pages by David Hart.
Manor-House-Farm-Words-Pictures.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.4 MB]
Policing in Worle: The first 50 Years
18 illustrated pages of the history of policing in Worle, by Barrie Underwood
If you, or your family, have been involved in policing in the area, this is for you.
Policing Worle - The First 50 Years (Rev[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]
A Walk Around St. Martin's Church
An introduction to St. Martin's Church, Worle, in words and pictures.
A Walk Around St. Martin's Church, 2013.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]
A Walk along Worle High Street
A stroll in words and pictures along Worle's lovely old High Street through time and place.
Walk along Worle High Street 3rd.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.9 MB]
Merv's War
A celebration for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This is short description of the war experiences of Mervyn Jones, who spent the post war period living in Worle where he brought up his family and loved every minute of life.
Merv's War.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]
Early Worle, 1066 to 1307
This book introduces us to ideas about and speculation upon Worle's early history. From 1066, The Castle, the Church and the Forest, The Priory and so on. A tale to ponder upon. By Lesley Brown
Early Worle 1066 to 1307.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Worle's Pubs
The history of brewing and drinking in and around Worle from the Bronze Age to the 20th century. All your favourite watering holes are here. Illustrated by Sally Staples. By Lesley Brown
Worle's Pubs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
Worle's Windmill
On the east end of Worlebury Hill, the windmill has been variously nicknamed Baker's Folly, The Retreat and The Observatory. This is the story of the iconic building an its predecessor from 1705 to the present day. 60 pages of facts, documents, anedotes and pictures. Researchead and written by Raye Green
Windmill Story.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
A Glimpse of Edwardian Worle
108 pages with lovely illustrations that introduces Worle in the very early 20th century. The book draws on census information, newspaper reports, photographs kindly donated by members. Something of a treasure. By Raye Green.
A Glimpse of Edwardian Worle.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.0 MB]
Wartime Worle
183 pages tracking the happenings in Worle from 1939 to 1945. Illustrations galore and information from local newspaper articles, diaries and anedotal contributions. By Raye Green.
Wartime Worle, The book.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.2 MB]
Fussell's Rubber Co. Ltd
The founding and running of Fussell's Rubber Co. and the people who worked for them. Pictures and text.
Fussell's Book.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]
Journal of Worle in World War Two
An entry for every day of the war and the run up to the declaration. No illustrations, but only a small number of days have no information. Raye Green
Journal 39 to 45.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Worle's Home Guard, Introduction and Index
Background information about the organisation and history of the Home Guard, with pictures and stories about individuals associated with Worle. A good idea to read this before looking at the next book which devotes a page to each of the 58 men.
Home Guard Intro 3rd edition.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
Worle's Home Guard
A page each for the 58 men who appear in the photograph of Worle's own Dad's Army. The depth of the research varies, inevitably, and is ongoing. There is a short introduction with additional material. by Raye Green
HG 3rd Edition.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Wonderful Worle in 1953
97 pages of memories and pictures of the village of Worle in Somerset, England. 1953 was a special year in England, where a new Elizabethan Era was emerging. Anyone who loves this place, or who loves the 1950s or who loves England, will have a ball with this. By Raye Green
Wonderful Worle 1953.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.0 MB]
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