Worle's windmill history revealed

PUBLISHED: 13:30 27 September 2012

Raye Green.

Raye Green.


A WORLE author has released her latest book which delves into the history of the village's windmill.

Raye Green, aged 66, was born in South Wales and moved to Worle with her family when she was three years old.

She spent her childhood growing up in the High Street and now lives at The Dell in North Worle.

After writing several books on the village’s intricate history, including the impact on the area during the war, life in Worle High Street and Worle’s Home Guard, Raye turned her writing talents to a new subject.

Worle’s Windmill shares the story of an iconic building and its predecessor from 1705 to the present day.

Raye said: “Its 60 pages include all the information I have been able to find about the windmill and its owners during the last 300 years, together with illustrations old and new.

“Researching the topic has been an illuminating journey which will inevitably continue. I hope other people will be willing to add to the tale.

“I have been greatly helped in this endeavour by Nick Corcos, Brian Austin, Peter Johnson, Derek Venn and Paul Sage, all of whom have been generous with their time and information.”

The book, priced £8, is available from Worle History Society on 01934 516773 and from Waterstones bookshop in Weston’s Sovereign Shopping Centre.

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