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Welcome to the original Verwood and Three Legged X Community website.
(Select here for a Short History of Verwood)


This is the place for all your information about Verwood and the surrounding area.
 It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-commercial site with no paid advertising.  
It also hosts the official Websites of the following:-

"Verwood and 3X Twinning Association"  & the

"Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre"   & a   

"Comprehensive history site".

"Over 10 years of community support in Verwood."
Local Societies and event organisers who have any updates, or event dates, that they would like  included for FREE in the "WHAT'S ON" page (normally local and none commercial). Information/articles may be emailed to the.





Verwood Details

 Post town  Verwood 


 District Postcode  BH31 ---
 District  East Dorset  UK Parliament

 North Dorset

 Dialing code  +44 (0)1202 ----
 Shire county  Dorset  European Parliament

 South West England

 OS grid reference  SU0808
 Region  South West  Why not listen live to Verwood's Own 
Community Radio Station

while you browse this site. Select the AE. 
 Police  Dorset
 Constituent country  England   Fire  Dorset
 Sovereign state  United Kingdom Ambulance  South Western
********** Select here for Public Holidays in England and Wales **********

 Latest News & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.

30th May 2016

Verwood Carnival 2016

Monday 30th May 2016 at The Fuzzy Bit off Crane Drive 

Admission £3 per adult - Children £1 (free if accompanied by an adult)
Gates 11:00 a.m. until early evening. Arena events from 1.00 p.m..

Events include:  

"Poole Field Gun Display Team
"Solent Dog Display"
"Mere Down Falconry Display"
"Meridian Marching Band"
Tug of War etc.

The procession will leave the Carnival Field at 12:00 and proceed past the recreation ground, along Vicarage Road and back to the the Carnival field via Church Hill.

Check the website -

Our friends from Champtoceaux et Orée-d'Anjou visited Verwood from Thursday the 7th of May to Sunday the 8th May 2016. The photograph shows our French Guests with their hosts just prior to departure from the HUB car park on the Sunday. 
Note that a few seats for the Twinning Trip to Stratford-on Avon and the National Arboretum are still available but final payment and bookings are due by the 14th of May.

Sunday the 28th Feb. 2016.

Cllr. Mrs Sandra Grove, the Mayor of Verwood with Invited Guests for the Civic Service held in St. Michel and All Angels Church

Fred in 2009 at the 
Memorial Hall Celebrations.

Fred Bailey who founded Baileys Electrical (F.C.BAILEY (UK) LTD) in 1954 has died in February 2016.
Fred founded the shop in a wooden hut in Edmondshamm road. He then moved the business across the road into the vacant Crossroads Pottery Building which is currently the home of the VHHC. At this point he was joined by his brother Maurice Bailey and also by Mike Hudson. In March 1960 the Bailey family bought the Restynge House building and moved into the right hand side of the building which  had a much bigger showroom and named it "Television House". In 1989 the  Restynge House was rebuilt as it is today. It was carried out in such a way that "Television House" could continue trading, finishing on the left of the site where it remains to this day. It later became under new ownership and since 2003 has been  co-owned by Steve Upton and Steve York and continues to trade under the name of "F C Bailey" and is also in the Euronics group.


Age Concern Verwood - Meetings.

Current meeting venue is
Day Centre at the
BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood.

 Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc.....
Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10am-3pm. 
Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.  

Brenda at work on one of the Garments.


The Civil BEM

Brenda Slade of Verwood is awarded the BEM.

The civil Division of the Centre Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St James Palace, London SW1 announced on the 31st Dec. 2015.

"The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to Mrs Brenda Margaret Slade" of Verwood "for services to Westminster Abbey and the Creation and Preservation of Ceremonial Garments."

Brenda is well known in Verwood, and became a bespoke tailor in the 1950's starting work in 1983 with the Guild of Faith as a volunteer at Westminster Abbey, where she meets weekly with 7 other people. As well as repairing vestments that are centuries old (such as the copes made for Charles II's coronation in 1661 and King George VI's vestments), the team also  make new ones including copes, chasubles and frontals. The picture on the right shows a cope that was made by Brenda. 

Most weeks Brenda leaves on the early morning coach from Ringwood and returns early evening. Though she is a volunteer her travelling expenses are paid by the Abbey.

She has also made the Verwood Carnival Queens and princesses dresses, Repaired the Verwood Mayoral Chain mount, made 40 choir robes for St. Michaels choir and a millenium panel at Wimborne St Giles etc. etc.

During the A338 
"SPUR Road Upgrade" north of Bournmouth.
Timetables for the 
X3 and X6 buses 
have been revised.
This will run until 
May / June 2016 

X3 Bournemouth to Salisbury

download temporary X3 timetable here

An additional 5 to 10 minutes allowed, on trips between Salisbury and Bournemouth.  

X6 Bournemouth - Verwood - Poole

download temporary X6 timetable here

Less through journeys between Verwood and Bournemouth on the X6 and most journeys from Poole will only run as far as Ringwood.

The journeys that terminate in Verwood will run via a one way loop through the town from Lake Road to Lake Road in a clockwise direction.


Library books Delivered to your door for FREE by Royal Voluntary Service volunteers.

The Church of the Ascension, Woodlands
In January 2014 a new article (with pictures) written by the Rector has been added to the Verwood History Site.
The architect was G. F. Bodley R.A. who not only designed great cathedrals in Tasmania and Washington, but also the "Church of Ascension" in Woodlands.

Plastic Milk Bottle Tops charity collection.
As many people are aware plastic milk bottle tops are being collected in Verwood for funds to support the disabled and terminally ill children in respite care 
Julia's House (Dorset). and Verwood Scout Funds.
If you collect already or wish to do so then they can be taken to known collection points or Verwood Town Hall,
 but please note the following important information.
Only those lids with the recycling label shown (including the 2) are required and raises £30 per tonne. If any other lids are included it is classed as "mixed plastic" and raises only £3 per tonne.
Please continue to collect for these worthwhile charities but please be aware of the above. Thank you to all those of you who do collect for your support.

Verwood Friday Market

Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in the Memorial Hall.
A Friendly Indoor Market (free entry) comprising only of non-commercial market stalls selling handmade gifts and crafts, bakery and produce, plus refreshments. A great place to shop for locally grown, made or produced produce, crafts or gifts and then sit having a chat over a lovely steaming cup of tea/coffee and tea cake. Free Parking and admission.
For enquires/table hire please call Sue 01202 890001  



Public Holidays in England & Wales

  2016 2017 2018

 New Year's Day

January 1

January 1

 January 1
 New Year Day Substitute   January 2  

 Good Friday

March 25 April 14 March 30

 Easter Monday

March 28 April 17 April 2

 Early May Bank Holiday (Mayday)

May 2 May 1 May 7

 Spring Bank Holiday

May 30 May 29 May 28

 Summer Bank Holiday

August 29 August 28 August 27

 Christmas Day

December 25 December 25 December 25

 Boxing Day

December 26 December 26 December 26



Snippet ...
Some think that Three Legged Cross may have been named after the gallows,
       which were often nicknamed the three legged mare.

Verwood has a namesake ...
 ... in Saskatchewan, Canada. It appears now to be mainly a Ghost Town with few families remaining It has many old buildings included houses, church, grain elevator and an old wooden pavement.





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