The Research Team

All our members can join if they wish.  Often people come along to meetings they have a particular interest in.

We meet quarterly:  our meetings for 2017 are on the following dates:

Wednesday 10th May

Wednesday 9th August

Wednesday 8th November

The archives are available during the day from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

The evening meeting is from 7.00 p.m. until we have eaten the cake!!

Phone Raye on 01934 516773 for more details.

 

     Bob Champ &  Raye Green

Overseer and Facilitator

Bob comes to all our meetings and keeps a sharp eye on progress.  School liason.

Raye: Archive keeper and updater.  Researches and publishes local history books focusing on Worle.

Peter Johnson and Barrie Underwood

Avid researchers

Peter looks after Tithe Map, Vernacular buildings, churchyard, Somerset Heritage Centre, Weston Museum and WANHS

Barrie cares for the rhynes and waterways and does detailed family history research.

Dave Hart

Walks and Talks

Researches and leads walks for local schools and societies and writes support pamphlets.  Manor House farm specialist.

Responsible for the 'Brief History of Worle' article

 

Jenny Kingsbury

Worle Library Archives

Currently involved with research into people commemorated in St. Martin's Church

Julie Jones

Admin and sorter of information

Julie has produced a new data base of our churchyard findings since she joined the research group last year.

Also doing the interior memorials project.

Tony Richards & John McCreadie

The Calendar Boys

They research the pictures and design the calendar each year.  July meeting presentation. This is their last year for the calendars.  Help!!!!

 

Nadine Kilvington and the Durston family

All from 'Old Worle' families

Invaluable local knowledge and all worked assiduously on the Churchyard research in 2013.

Derek Venn

Weston orientated

Weston in World War 2 and family history. 

1840 Census and anything interesting that crops up.

Our On-going Projects

We try to report our findings at one of our monthly meetings.  All members are welcome to join.

Interior Memorials at St. Martin's Church

The research team are investigating the 43 memorials inside our 12th century church in preparation for a meeting in the Church on 21st June 2017, 7.00 p.m.

Tithe Map and Vernacular Buildings

Headed by Peter Johnson, we are trying to visit the 60 or so properties still standing that appear on the 1838 tithe map of Worle.  We would LOVE more volunteers for this great project.

Skidmore's shop Centenary in May 2019

We need as many people as possible to be aware of this and to start collecting memories and pictures for a week of celebrations, which may yet include a street party, exhibition and meeting.

Castle Batch and Lammas Pond

There is renewed interest in this ancient area of Worle, and new project is looking likely.  At present we are concentrating on the exact location of Lammas Pond.  An outdoor bit of research if you fancy it.

Lyndenhurst Girls'School, Coronation Road

Elsie M. Criddle, born 1907

Please help out by finding out anything you can about the school and this pupil.  Elsie was 7 when she was awarded this certificate for drawing.  We have checked the census for 1911 and the churchyard records, but nothing definite has emerged.  Do double check to be sure. 

Thanks to Alan and Trish Flower who found this in its original frame at Puxton Boot Sale.

Research for all tastes and ages

See what attracts you, and get inspired

On the ground research. 

Get to know the village of Worle inside out by getting involved in one of our outdoor projects.  All age groups enjoy this.  Then and Now photographs are a wonderful place to start.  This picture was taken in 2013 when we began the Churchyard research.

Primary Sources

If you are looking for something warm and cosy to get your teeth into, come to our archive open days and start some research into our collection of minutes books from local clubs, registers and note books.

Analyse a picture

Take one picture, like the ARP wardens on the left.  Find out as much as you can about it.  Name the people.  Find out what happened to them.  Write a page about each one.  It is so satisfying and really worth while.

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