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Welcome to 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 and is an independent, 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.




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


 Latest News & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.
(next website update March 25th)

Bournemouth and Dorchester Age UK 
requires volunteers for 'Melodies for Memories' in Ferndown.
(select for further information)

From April 2014 there are some Bus timetable and service updates - see  "Dorset For You" Website.


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.

photo: Stuart Clifton

Pam Reeks awarded the BEM 

Verwood’s Pam Reeks has been awarded the  British Empire Medal for services to the community in the 2014 Honours List. Pam has said that she found it very difficult not to say anything since she fist knew about it last November. 

Pam worked at Hillside First School as a class teacher and specialised in Music. This is not suprising as she has been heavily involved with Verwood Concert Brass for many years where she plays 2nd Horn in the B Band. She also had particular involvement with the Training Band 

Pam was also a founder member of the "Heathland Heritage Centre" and is now a Trustee / Archivist and gives talks about the pottery to visiting groups. Pam arranges many of the exhibitions held in the VHHC and is also the archivist of the "Verwood Historical Society" where she has written or been involved with a number of publications about the history of Verwood. Her thesis about Verwood Crafts can be found at on the History Site.

It was back in 1982 that a young teacher and her engineer husband, were asked if they would bring their vintage vehicles to a Rustic Fayre being held in Reg. Day's field down at Ebblake. So Ron and Pam Reeks turned up with a car, motorbike and lawnmower. This event was such a huge success that it was decided to continue with the Fayre  with Ron and Pam organising a display of Stationary Engines and vintage Vehicles until they retired from it in August 2006.

77-year-old Pam Reeks was also honoured with the title "Freeman of Verwood" in December 2012 and has been is involved with many elements of town life including the Train Girls and Twinning Association, etc, etc.. 

“I still can’t really believe it,” said Pam, “I’m amazed and feel very honoured indeed".

The Jenny Porter Singers

Since founding the singers 22 years ago, their conductor Jenny Porter has retired so that she can go travelling with her husband. The last concert under her baton was the  'Christmas Reflections' concert at the end of November 2013. Their new conductor, Peter Coole will take over in January

Mayors Christmas 
Reception 2013

On Sunday the 1st December 2013, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr Peter Richardson and the Town Council welcomed dignitaries from the local area with a visit to the  Heritage Centre. Later they were entertained by a group of musicians from the "Verwood Concert Brass" before enjoying a reception and meal in the Verwood HUB.

Photo - Stuart Clifton

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 
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  

The latest 
verwood & Three Legged Cross 
Official Guide is now available.

You can pick up 
your Personal copy
 from the Town Hall in Vicarage Road.

  Verwood Historical Society are pleased to announce    
the publication of a new book

Written and compiled by
Jill Coulthard.

Priced at £10  (Now £5) it can be obtained from

Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre

At the reduced price it is fantastic value

Please visit the the Historical Society Website
 for information about Postal Copies



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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