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WHY NOT TRACK SANTA.
For more than 50
years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental
Air Defence Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa.
Track him on his way round the World on the
evening of the 24th December by visiting
Churches Together this Christmas
Verwood and Three Legged Cross
invite you to share their Christmas Celebrations.
here for all December 2014 Services.
Christmas Reception 2014
On Sunday the 30th November 2014, the Mayor of Verwood Cllr.
Pat Morrow and the Town Council welcomed civic dignitaries
from the local area including the
High Sherriff of Dorset - Jane Stichbury CBE QPM DL and the Chairman of
East Dorset County Council at the Heritage Centre. Later at the
Verwood Hub they were entertained by the training band of "Verwood Concert Brass"
and the "Verwood Choral Society". Before enjoying their meal
however, all the mayors entertained the audience by singing the "12
days of Christmas", complete with actions.
- Stuart Clifton
- 100 Years on,
Nov. 9th 2014 - Verwood Remembers
British Legion Remembrance day - 2014.
09:30 a.m on the 9th November 2014 a "Remembrance Day" Service
(standing room only) was held in St Michaels Church Verwood. At the end
of the service and after collecting their Poppy Wreaths. representatives
of the attending organisation marched behind Verwood Concert Brass from
St Michaels to Ferrett Green. There in front of a large crowd and
after a short service the 2 minute silence was observed at 11:00 a.m.
Sophie Howes from Verwood Concert Brass played "The Last Post"
and "Reveille". Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial by the Mayor, the Royal British
Legion, the Royal British Legion Womens Section, Help for Heroes, Police
Service, Fire Service, Churches, Youth Organisations and many societies
and individuals from Verwood. The Rev. Andrew Sinclair led the
prayers and gave the
shows The Mayor of Verwood (Cllr. Pat Morrow) laying her wreath)
her speech the mayor of Verwood (Cllr. Pat Morrow) mentioned the
last soldier from Verwood to die (Rifleman Philip Allen
- see picture)
Mayor also welcomed a contingent of soldiers from the 259 Signal
Regiment (Information Support) based in Blandford who
were supporting the event as 126 Petroleum Squadron West Moors has now
been disbanded. The
training facility still remains at West Moors.
soldiers from 259 Signal Regiment, Blandford wish to build up links with Verwood and offer
support in the future.
Freeman Mrs Pam Reeks
leading the Verwood Concert Brass.
photos; Stuart Clifton
Felt Compelled to put pen to paper after Saturday the 8th of November
2014.... hope you like it.
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
Heroes who died that we might live in our beautiful country, proud and
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
We honour and respect those defending us still, with love in our hearts
and memories beside..
needs your help.
An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Verwood, Three Legged Cross
& Woodlands Neighbourhood Watch will take place on Thu., 15th
January 2015 at 7pm in the Verwood Memorial Hall.
At this meeting ideas for the future of the organisation will be
discussed to take it forward, secure its future and continue the ethos
of a caring community.
Concert Brass wins South West Championship
in Torquay on the 1st of November 2014.
Concert Brass earned themselves a fantastic result at the 68th Annual
Championships of the South West Brass Band Association held on Saturday
1st November 2014 in Torquay to take part in the 'Open Section' of the
contest . Not only did they win the special award for the highest placed
First Section Band but also won the contest out right. It was an 'Own
Choice' event meaning each band could choose a test piece to play and
Verwood’s test piece choice was 'Spectrum' by Gilbert Vintner.
chairman and cornet player, Helen Dunnings said ‘This is a great
achievement for the band. We have been putting in some consistently good
contest performances but in the past have just missed out on winning
some silverware. Coming away with the winning cup and special award for
highest placed First Section Band has given us all a real boost and is
great recognition for everyone’s hard work and efforts.
Verwood Concert Brass’ next contest will be
one closer to home; the Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Contest
taking place on 29th November at the Life Centre,
Concert Brass presents its "Christmas
Concert" at the HUB in Verwood on Saturday the 20th of December at
Visit the What's on page for more details or
Tickets for "Aladdin"
now on sale from the
Verwood HUB, Brock Way, Box Office
Tel:- 01202 828740
- Children £7 (under 18s)
Senior Citizens £7 - Wednesday only
Family tickets* £25 - Saturday 24th, evening only
*Family of 4 to include at least 2 children
24th Jan 2014
28th Jan 2014
29th Jan 2014
30th Jan 2014
31st Jan 2014
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- 2.00pm & 6.30pm
here for a full report
of the Verwood and 3LX Twinning Association's
visit to Champtoceaux,
from the 27th August to the 1st September 2014.
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
Some think that Three Legged Cross may have
been named after the gallows,
which were often nicknamed the three legged
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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