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is an annual event to stimulate public awareness of Dorset's rich architectural and cultural heritage by allowing free access to many properties that are normally closed to the public or charge for
The first half of the week is part of the national Heritage Open Days but Dorset contains such a wealth of fascinating architecture that the events continue in the County for a further four days!
Note that some events are limited and require booking - visit
the East Dorset Heritage Trust website for further details.
Woodlands Parish Church Flower Festival and in
Wimborne, Dean's Court, Priest house Museum, Wimborne Town Walk and
Lutyens - The Great War Architect Talk plus many other events throughout
On Saturday Sept.
the 13th to Tuesday the 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Church of Ascension, Woodlands.
is holding its Annual Flower Festival with a theme of
As Well as the flower arrangements in the church.
This is part of Dorset Architectural Heritage
On Saturday and Sunday only -
morning coffee, Ploughman's Lunches and Afternoon Teas,
will be served
in the Village hall with stalls selling books and Bric-a-Brac.
will also be a raffle and a Tombola Game.
4th of August 2014
Verwood Town CommemorateD
the start of WW1 and re-dedicated the "Verwood Memorial
select the link for more details.
and Three Legged Town Plan
is now available from the Town Hall
has gained planning consent for a
20.4MW solar park
July 2014 Solstice Renewables announced that it has gained
planning consent for a 20.4MW solar park near Verwood in Dorset
which will generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent
of 6,000 average homes – almost all the homes in Verwood. It will
protect the green belt land for 25 years.
site will cover a total area of 113 acres/45.7 ha, over four separate
flat fields which is very well screened by existing hedging. The panels
will cover 85 acres and the rest of the land is set aside for ecological
habitat enhancement and will continue in agricultural usage, with sheep
grazing between the panels during winter, while in summer the land will
become a haven for wildlife.
books Delivered to your door for FREE by Royal Voluntary Service
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
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.
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
House (Hampshire) and Julia's
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
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.
Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in the Memorial Hall.
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
For enquires/table hire please call Sue 01202 890001
verwood & Three Legged Cross
Official Guide is now available.
can pick up
your Personal copy
from the Town Hall in Vicarage Road.
Historical Society are pleased to
the publication of a new book
"VILLAGE TO TOWN"
Written and compiled by
£5) it can
be obtained from
Verwood Heathland Heritage
the reduced price it is fantastic value
Please visit the the Historical
for information about Postal Copies