Banwell Archaeology Society

The Banwell Society of Archaeology meet on the 2nd Friday of each month at Banwell Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. Visitors always welcome


9 Oct - How I became a C16th Kitchen Maid. Kay Wych

13 Nov - Local Churches. John Crockford-Hawley

11 Dec - Banwell Memories (old films of Banwell). Peter Fisher


8 Jan - Archaeology of the Carrington By-pass and an update on the Hinkley project. Jane Hill.

12 Feb - The Winscombe project-an update. Teresa Hall

11 Mar - Starfish and subterfuge. Mike Chipperfield

8 Apr - The history of cider. John Thatcher.

13 May - Anniversary night. Supper & games.

10 Jun - AGM - Update on the Museum/HLF. John Crockford-Hawley

Worle History Society

Meetings are on the first Thursday in the month 7pm at Worle Community Centre, Lawrence Road, Worle, in 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 should have more space in our new accommodation. All are welcome. Members £1, visitors £2.


  • Sept 3rd: AGM from 6.30 p.m. approximately, followed by a talk from Pat Hase, one of our most popular speakers, on her research into Victorian Servant classes.

  • October 1st: Esther Hoyle of Somerset Heritage in Taunton will be joining us to speak on the topic 'Researching Your House'. Esther was previously a North Somerset archivist and this should be an evening of interest to everyone.

  • October 15th to 17th: Exhibition at Worle library.

  • October 21st 11am: Station Road Worle. Unveiling of WC&P information board.

  • Nov 5th: Spend an evening with Raye Green, the research group and the Fifty Vicars of Worle, dating back to 1325. We have promised Rev. Larcombe that we shall only provide details on those who have gone to meet their maker. If you have any information, please contact Raye on 516773. Only a handful of the 50 vicars would recognize the lovely Church in the 21st century. It is about 890 years old

  • Dec 3rd: Quiz Night with light hearted questions, raffle and light refreshments. Teams of 4 please. All welcome.

  • 2016

  • Jan 7th: 2.00 p.m. Will be our annual afternoon meeting at Worle Century Club in Mendip Avenue. A selection of short talks from members, and the bar will be open for the first hour. Happy New Year!

  • Feb 4th: 7.00 p.m. Mercury photographer, David Kenneford, is retiring after spending decades recording all of our lives. He is going to share his more memorable pictures, especially the ones of Worle and its people.

  • March 3rd: Worle from the Air. A series of aerial pictures of the village since 1946, presented and discussed by Dave Hart. A different view of Worle.

  • April 7th: ‘The History of Cider’ with John Thatcher will include samples for us to try. John has asked for his fee to go to ‘The Samaritans’.

  • May 5th: We have invited representatives of Weston Museum to join us for the evening to update us on the progress of the refurbishment, and to tell us what we can expect when the Museum reopens.

  • June 2nd: Peter Johnson will give us an update on his research into Worle’s Vernacular buildings, all of which were standing on the 1840 Tithe Map. A fascinating reconstruction of the village.

  • July 7th: Tony Richards and John McCreadie will introduce the 2017 calendar with pictures and background information, followed by Dave Hart’s preview of the August annual walk.

  • August 4th: Annual Village walk with Dave Hart. Starts at 6.30 this month, followed by our sausage and chips supper. As usual there will be a pamphlet with maps and a commentary. Details to follow.

  • September 1st: AGM, subscriptions and election of committee, followed by ‘A Glimpse of Edwardian Worle’ with masses of photographs. Raye Green