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This is the place for your information about Verwood and the surrounding area.  It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-commercial site with no paid advertising.
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.

On On Monday the 10th of September 2018 the  improvements to the Verwood Memorial Hall were opened in the presence of the
Mayor of Verwood,
Cllr. Sandra Grove.

Memorial Hall Upgrades & Improvements

photo Mike Daymond

September 2018 Twinning / Partnershaften.
Liederbach visited Verwood.

On the 7th of September 2018 Verwood was visited by its twin town of Liederbach in Germany. Guests were collected from Heathrow and on the Saturday they visited "Milestones Museum" near Basingstoke, after which they visited Winchester. On Sunday, they visited Highcliffe Castle and had lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in Bournemouth. They left on Monday the 10th of Sept. for the return flight to Frankfurt.
(Select here for the full report.)

dorsetforyou.gov.ukCould your family benefit from 30 hours of free childcare?

dorsetforyou.gov.ukLocal  Dorset Council Information

Volunteers Needed
for maybe an hour a week, fortnight or only once a month to visit an elderly person in your community. (Select "i")

In Verwood and Three Legged Cross.


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.


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 

 Good Friday

March 30

April 19

April 10

 Easter Monday

April 2

April 22

April 13

 Early May Bank Holiday (Mayday)

May 7

May 6

May 4

 Spring Bank Holiday

May 28

May 27

May 25

 Summer Bank Holiday

August 27

Aug 26

Aug 31

 Christmas Day

December 25

December 25

December 25

 Boxing Day

December 26

December 26

December 26

Boxing Day Substitute (Monday)

    December 28




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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