Worle remembered

PUBLISHED: 10:57 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

THE secretary of a Worle club has put pen to paper and written about the place where she grew up.

THE secretary of a Worle club has put pen to paper and written about the place where she grew up

Raye Green has put together a book called 1953, Life In Worle.

The Worle History Society secretary grew up and lived in the High Street until her marriage and went to Worle infant and junior schools.

Earlier this year she and a group of friends started the new club and are researching a wide variety of topics.

Book '1953, Life in Worle' is the first to be produced and is a snapshot of Worle in the Coronation year with pictures and accounts about the village.

Raye said: "When a small group of us formed the Worle History Society one of the priorities we talked about was the need to preserve, as far as possible, memories of our much-loved village.

"We were aware of just how easy it is to lose first-hand information about life in days gone by.

"I suggested that maybe we could research and write up a 'snapshot year', which would give future generations an idea of what life used to be like in Worle.

"I thought of 1953 for several reasons. Firstly, I remembered it, which I hoped would help.

"Secondly, it was Coronation year, so many people would have clear memories.

"Thirdly, it was a significant year for Worle in another, sad way.

"It was when the council decided to allow building to commence between Milton and Worle.

"So 1953 is a huge turning point, as the last year that Worle had a real village identity, completely separate from that of surrounding areas.

"We all agreed that this would be one of our projects, and since it was my silly idea, and I really wanted to do it, I volunteered.

"Luckily I have had lots of help and some major contributions from friends old and new."

To order a copy of the book call Raye on 01934 516773.

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