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It is also hosts the official Websites of the following:-





"Verwood & 3X Twinning Assoc." 

"Heathland Heritage Centre" 

"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 (local and none commercial),  or Information/articles may be emailed to the.


Verwood Details

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 District Postcode

 BH31 ---


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 North Dorset

 Dialing code

 +44 (0)1202 -

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

Don't Forget
 Verwood's Christmas Extravaganza
on Saturday the 10th December 2016
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Father Christmas will visit his Grotto on
Ferrett Green. The lights will be switched on, the Training Band will play & carols will be sung around the tree. The Heritage Centre will supply Hot Coffee while outside the Twinning Assoc will supply mulled wine and Mince Pies, plus many other local stalls and rides. 
Verwood Rotary club has just handed out over £11,000
to local charities and deserving causes.

The bumper pay out on the 22nd November 2016 in Verwood Memorial Hall, followed a very successful Rustic Fayre which took place in August 2016.  Rotary president Ian Hudson and Vern ‘Rusty’ Harris hosted the event at Verwood Memorial Hall. Both thanked all those who were involved in and contributed to this year’s event. 

Recipients included :

 - Riding for the Disabled,
 - East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureaux,
 - Macmillan Cancer Support,
 - Linwood School,
 - Verwood Cubs and Guides,
 - Verwood Day Centre,
 - St Michael Community lunch,
 - Stroke Club,
 - Diverse Abilities                  - and many more.

 Churches Together this Christmas
in Verwood and Three Legged Cross invite
you to share their Christmas Celebrations.

Select here for all December 2016 Services. 

Picture designed by Holly Richardson (when 8).

Image result for British Legion pictures
. the 11th Nov. 2016.

At 11 a.m. The Mayor of Verwood,  members of the General Public, children of Trinity School
& RBL representatives remember the fallen with a 2 minute silence and the laying of wreaths.

Due to the final closure of the Verwood men's and women's Royal British Legion Branches, both standards were laid up and given into the care of Verwood Town Hall where they rest alongside Verwood's Book of Remembrance in the Town Hall.

The Standard Bearers, Mr Roy Slade and Miss Linda Rose handed the standards 
into the care of Verwood's  Mayor Cllr Susan Shaw & Town Clerk Mrs Val Bright.

Verwood Pantomime Society
Tickets for "Treasure Island" now available from
Verwood HUB, Brock Way, Box Office
Tel:- 01202 828740


 Adults £10 - Children £7 (under 18s)
 Senior Citizens £8 - Wednesday only
 Family tickets* £27.50 - Saturday 23rd, eve. only
           *Family of 4 to include at least 2 children

Show times


21st Jan 2017 
25th Jan 2017
26th Jan 2017
27th Jan 2017
38th Jan 2017

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

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. 

Sun. 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


Age Concern Verwood - Meetings.

Current meeting venue is
Day Centre - 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.  


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.
Many people are aware, plastic milk bottle tops are being collected in Verwood  to support disabled and terminally ill children in respite care 
at Julia's House (Dorset). and also Verwood Scout.
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 raise £30 per tonne. If 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 Indoor Market
Open from 09:30 till 1300 
every Friday in the
Memorial Hall, Verwood.

A Friendly Indoor Market 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.
 Afterwards then sit having a chat over a lovely steaming cup of tea/coffee
. Free Parking and admission.

For enquires/table hire please call Sue or John on 01202 890001  




Public Holidays in England & Wales





 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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