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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".

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.

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Verwood Details

 Post town  Verwood 

Constituencies

 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

 "ForestFM" 
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.
Children, on Christmas Eve 
WHY NOT TRACK SANTA.

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental
Air Defence Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa.
Track him on his way round the World on the
evening of the 24th December by visiting
http://www.noradsanta.org/

    

Churches Together this Christmas
in Verwood and Three Legged Cross 

invite you to share their Christmas Celebrations.

Select here for all December 2014 Services. 

Mayors Christmas Reception 2014

On Sunday the 30th November 2014, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr. Pat Morrow and the Town Council welcomed civic dignitaries from the local area including the High Sherriff of Dorset - Jane Stichbury CBE QPM DL and the Chairman of East Dorset County Council at the  Heritage Centre. Later at the Verwood Hub they were entertained by the training band of "Verwood Concert Brass"  and  the "Verwood Choral Society". Before enjoying their meal however, all the mayors entertained the audience by singing the "12 days of Christmas", complete with actions. 

Photo - Stuart Clifton

 

WWI - 100 Years on, 
Nov. 9th 2014 - Verwood Remembers

Royal British Legion Remembrance day - 2014.

At 09:30 a.m on the 9th November 2014 a "Remembrance Day" Service (standing room only) was held in St Michaels Church Verwood. At the end of the service and after collecting their Poppy Wreaths. representatives of the attending organisation marched behind Verwood Concert Brass from St Michaels to Ferrett Green.  There in front of a large crowd and after a short service the 2 minute silence was observed at 11:00 a.m. Sophie Howes from Verwood Concert Brass played "The Last Post" and "Reveille". Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial by the Mayor, the Royal British Legion, the Royal British Legion Womens Section, Help for Heroes, Police Service, Fire Service, Churches, Youth Organisations and many societies and individuals from Verwood.  The Rev. Andrew Sinclair led the prayers and gave the final blessing. 
(The Picture shows The Mayor of Verwood  (Cllr. Pat Morrow) laying her wreath)

 

In her speech the mayor of Verwood  (Cllr. Pat Morrow) mentioned the last soldier from Verwood to die (Rifleman Philip Allen - see picture)

The Mayor also welcomed a contingent of soldiers from the 259 Signal Regiment (Information Support) based in Blandford who were supporting the event as 126 Petroleum Squadron West Moors has now been disbanded. The training facility still remains at West Moors.

The soldiers from 259 Signal Regiment, Blandford wish to build up links with Verwood and offer support in the future.


Freeman Mrs Pam Reeks leading the Verwood Concert Brass.

main photos; Stuart Clifton

I Felt Compelled to put pen to paper after Saturday the 8th of November 2014.... hope you like it.         "Liz Golding"

Poppies of Red

I needed to go to the tower of London to see the “poppies of red”,
Each one represented the soul of a fighter, long since dead.
A soldier who died in defence of our country, a Soldier who “died for me”.
Heroes who died that we might live in our beautiful country, proud and free.

Each poppy, blood red, stood strong and tall, as into the distance they swept.
So many red poppies, so many young lives. I stood before them and wept.
I came here to tell them they died not in vain. That their memory is honoured each year.
We will never forget their sacrificed lives, or their comrades and families who lived in fear.

Poppies of Red, we will not forget. We will remember you, always with pride.
We honour and respect those defending us still, with love in our hearts and memories beside..

Neighbourhood Watch needs your help.
An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Verwood, Three Legged Cross & Woodlands Neighbourhood Watch will take place on Thu., 15th January 2015 at 7pm in the Verwood Memorial Hall.  
At this meeting ideas for the future of the organisation will be discussed to take it forward, secure its future and continue the ethos of a caring community.

Verwood Concert Brass wins South West Championship
in Torquay on the 1st of November 2014.

Verwood Concert Brass earned themselves a fantastic result at the 68th Annual Championships of the South West Brass Band Association held on Saturday 1st November 2014 in Torquay to take part in the 'Open Section' of the contest . Not only did they win the special award for the highest placed First Section Band but also won the contest out right. It was an 'Own Choice' event meaning each band could choose a test piece to play and Verwood’s test piece choice was 'Spectrum' by Gilbert Vintner. 

Band chairman and cornet player, Helen Dunnings said ‘This is a great achievement for the band. We have been putting in some consistently good contest performances but in the past have just missed out on winning some silverware. Coming away with the winning cup and special award for highest placed First Section Band has given us all a real boost and is great recognition for everyone’s hard work and efforts.
 

Verwood Concert Brass’ next contest will be one closer to home; the Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Contest taking place on 29th November at the Life Centre, Bournemouth.

Verwood Concert Brass presents its "Christmas Concert" at the HUB in Verwood on Saturday the 20th of December at 07:30 p.m.    Visit the What's on page for more details or
http://www.verwoodconcertbrass.co.uk

Verwood Pantomime Society
Tickets for "Aladdin" now on sale from the
Verwood HUB, Brock Way, Box Office
Tel:- 01202 828740

Tickets Adults £9 - Children £7 (under 18s)
 Senior Citizens £7 - Wednesday only
 Family tickets* £25 - Saturday 24th, evening only
           *Family of 4 to include at least 2 children

Show times

Saturday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

24th Jan 2014 
28th Jan 2014
29th Jan 2014
30th Jan 2014
31st Jan 2014

- 2.00pm & 6.30pm
 - 7.30pm
 - 7.30pm
 - 7.30pm
 - 2.00pm & 6.30pm

Please select 
here for a full report  of the Verwood and 3LX Twinning Association's  recent 
visit to Champtoceaux,
 from the 27th August to the 1st September 2014
.

   

   

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 
at
Naomi's House (Hampshire) and Julia's House (Dorset).
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  

 

 

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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