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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 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 Church.
Fred in 2009 at the
Memorial Hall Celebrations.
Bailey who founded Baileys Electrical (F.C.BAILEY (UK) LTD) in 1954 has
died in February 2016.
founded the shop
in a wooden hut in Edmondshamm road. He then moved the business across
the road into the vacant Crossroads Pottery Building which is currently
the home of the VHHC. At this point he was joined by his brother Maurice
Bailey and also by Mike Hudson. In March 1960 the Bailey family bought
the Restynge House building and moved into the right hand side of the
building which had a much bigger showroom and named it
"Television House". In 1989 the Restynge House was
rebuilt as it is today. It was carried out in such a way that
"Television House" could continue trading, finishing on the
left of the site where it remains to this day. It later became under new
ownership and since 2003 has been co-owned
by Steve Upton and Steve York and continues to trade under the name of
"F C Bailey" and is also in the Euronics group.
Concern Verwood - Meetings.
meeting venue is
Day Centre at the
BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood.
Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc.....Mondays and/or
Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.
Brenda at work on one of the Garments.
Slade of Verwood is awarded the BEM.
civil Division of the Centre Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St
James Palace, London SW1 announced on the 31st Dec. 2015.
Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British
Empire Medal (Civil Division) to Mrs Brenda Margaret Slade" of
Verwood "for services to Westminster Abbey and the Creation and
Preservation of Ceremonial Garments."
is well known in Verwood, and became a bespoke tailor in the 1950's
starting work in 1983 with the Guild of Faith as a volunteer at Westminster
Abbey, where she
meets weekly with 7 other people. As well as repairing vestments that
are centuries old (such as the copes made for Charles II's coronation in
1661 and King George VI's vestments), the team also make new ones
including copes, chasubles and frontals. The picture on the right shows
a cope that was made by Brenda.
Most weeks Brenda leaves
on the early morning coach from Ringwood and returns early evening.
Though she is a volunteer her travelling expenses are paid by the Abbey.
She has also made the Verwood Carnival Queens and princesses dresses,
Repaired the Verwood Mayoral Chain mount, made 40 choir robes for St.
Michaels choir and a millenium panel at Wimborne St Giles etc. etc.
"SPUR Road Upgrade" north of Bournmouth.
Timetables for the
X3 and X6 buses
have been revised.
This will run until
May / June 2016
temporary X3 timetable here
additional 5 to 10 minutes allowed, on trips between Salisbury and
temporary X6 timetable here
through journeys between Verwood and Bournemouth on the X6 and most
journeys from Poole will only run as far as Ringwood.
journeys that terminate in Verwood will run via a one way loop through
the town from Lake Road to Lake Road in a clockwise direction.
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 (Dorset). and Verwood Scout Funds.
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