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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".

"Celebrating 10 years of community support in Verwood."
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.
The Afternoon Tea held by the Mayor of Verwood on Sunday the 12th July2015, raised the sum of £490. for her Charities

Dorset Search Dogs The Verwood Mayors charities for 2014/2015 are:-
The Verwood "Heathland Heritage Trust" and "Dorset Search Dogs" which is a charity assisting the Police, Coastguard and other Search and Rescue teams look for missing persons across the South.

7th to the 17th of August.

Visit the Website for full details and booking arrangments.

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"THE STING IN THE TALE" 2015


This Storytelling Event returnes to East Dorset for the 12th Festival of tall tales, sizzling stories, audience participation, mystery, fun, suspense with the occasional Sting in the Tale. Stories in some of East Dorset and Christchurch's most resplendent,  and unique

Below is an abbreviated list of events
http://stinginthetale.org.uk/events.html 
for full information of events, contact details and and booking information 

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Captain Icicles and the Snowball Queen.
Irish Giants.
A Potted Guide to Wimborne's Legends.
Tales from the Track Story Walks.
Wimborne Welcomes Alien Visitors to Earth (WAVW) - Story Walk.
As You Like it.
African Drumming, Dance and Storytelling.
Exceptional Feats.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pig.
Are We Nearly There Yet?
Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Old Poole Town.
Pirate Invaders and Island Adventure.
Big Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Plus
Story-Walking the Stellar Sky.
Extraordinary Fears.
Out Beyond the Back of Beyond.. Strange folk called to race against time.
Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Old Poole Town.
Insect Story
The Heart of all Stories.
IIlluminating Evening.
Apollo 13 and the Novgorod merchant Sadko and the King of the Sea..
Extraordinary Feats.
Teddies in Togas.
Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Wimborne.
Words in Motion.
African Drumming, Dance and Storytelling.
Maurice Green's Blue Pig.
Pillywiggins in Peril at Parley Wood.
A WWI Piece.
The Hidden People - Tales of Cunning and Beauty.
The Homing Stone.
Granny Cousins Ghost Walk of Old Poole Town.
tales of Wonder from around the World.
The Little Prince

Verwood Rotary ClIrish Giantsub present
VERWOOD RUSTIC FAYRE 2015
Potterne Park Verwood
August Bank Holiday Monday from 12 noon - 05:30 p.m.
Fun day for all the family in support of local & Rotary charities. Classic Vehicles, Stalls, Refreshments, Craft and a Car Boot Sale. Arena events.

The latest 2015
verwood & Three Legged Cross 
Official Guide is Now available.

You can pick up 
your Personal copy
 from
the Town Hall,  the Heritage Centre, the Library & 
Estate Agents
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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..

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
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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  

 

 

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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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