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Dorset Coastal Digital Archives - http://www.dcda.org.uk/
reflects the cultural heritage, natural environment and local history of Dorset reveals a Treasury of Information.

Dorset Family History Society - http://www.dorsetfhs.org.uk/
- Dorset Ancestors.

Dorset Online Parish Clerks - http://www.opcdorset.org/
- Containing Dorset Parish Historical data.

dorsetforyou logoDorset For You - http://www.dorsetforyou.com
 - Information form Local Councils in Dorset. 

Dorset History Centre - http://www.dorsetforyou.com/dorsethistorycentre
- is now part of the Dorset For You site.

Dorset County Museum - http://www.dorsetcountymuseum.org/

East Dorset Heritage Trust - http://www.edht.org.uk/
- Allendale House, Wimborne.

East Dorset Smugglers - http://www.dorsetsmugglers.co.uk
- Information about specific smugglers in the area.

National Archives - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
 - This site aims to help you find the government records and other sources you need for history research.

Hampshire CC Arts and Heritage Web - http://www.hants.gov.uk/arts.html
 - What is happening in the county next  door.

Kinson School & Village Memories - http://www.kinsonschoolandvillagememories.btck.co.uk/Kinson%20School%20Memories

Malcolm Smith's - Verwood Page (Photos) - http://www.malcolm-smith.150m.com/verwood/verwood.html
 - One man's hobby turns into a history record.

Priest House Museum - Wimborne - http://www.priest-house.co.uk/
 - Contains a local collection of the History in East Dorset UK.

Society of Dorset Men - http://www.societyofdorsetmen.co.uk/
 - To promote good fellowship among Dorset men wherever they may reside and to foster a love of the county and pride in its history and traditions.

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society - http://www.sdfhs.org

The National Archives - Kew - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
 - The Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission. (Have a monthly e-news letter!)

Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre - http://verwood.org/heritage/index.htm

Verwood Historical Society - http://www.verwoodhistorical.org/
 - Local history club including details of their programme and their history collection & Genealogical Information.

Verwood and District Potteries Trust - http://www.verwoodpotteries.co.uk/
- was set up to investigate the east Dorset pottery. industry.





All  About Going Out   - http://www.allaboutgoingout.com/dorsetthings.php 
A guide to the best events and attractions in Dorset, Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

  Information - http://www.dorsetbuttons.co.uk

Hengistbury Head - http://www.hengistbury.head.btinternet.co.uk/
- The History and Geology of a scenic headland near Bournemouth, Dorset England.

Dorset Pages - http://www.dorset-pages.co.uk
 - A directory of many other websites in Dorset UK.

Rural Dorset - http://www.ruraldorset.com/
 - Tourism including events, attractions and leisure.
 - Dorset borders 3 counties with an easy drive to the World Heritage Coast, the New Forest, south coast resorts, and heritage cities.

The Recycling Guide - http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/
Find out how you can help conserve the planet through recycling with this valuable advice.



Verwood Town Council
Council Offices, Vicarage Road, Verwood. Dorset. UK.  BH31 6DW
Telephone / Fax +44 (0)1202 820880.

East Dorset Community Partnership
Community - Voluntary - Private & Public Sectors Working in Partnership.

Dorset For You - Dorset and East Dorset Information 
Information about services across Dorset for residents, businesses and visitors.

Dorset Community Action
Dorset Community Action is a charity committed to helping communities and voluntary groups to achieve their goals by providing support, inspiration and resources.

East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau.
Get advice online now from (New window) http://www.adviceguide.org.uk  for practical, reliable, up-to-date CAB information in English, Welsh, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu.. 


 VERWOOD Twinning Links - (Jumelage / Partnershaften)


Verwood and Three Legged Cross Twinning Asociation

Liederbach am Taunus near Frankfurt (Germany)  - (site in German).

Champtoceaux (France), - situated on the banks of the Loire - (site in English) 

Comite Cantonal de Jumelage de Champtoceaux
- (in English)  - "Site of the French villages that, with Champtoceaux, are Twinned with Verwood".

The Canton of Champtoceaux community (Maine et Loire) 
includes the following Villages :

City hall : Bouzillé
   38 rue d'Anjou - +33 2 40 98 10 09


City hall : Champtoceaux
   Rue Hippolyte Maindron - +33 2 40 83 52 31

City hall : Drain
   4 rue Jean François Chenouard - +33 2 40 98 20 16

City hall : Landemont
   16 place de l'église - +33 2 40 98 72 13

City hall : Liré - Joachim du Bellay museum
   Rue du Huit Mai - +33 2 40 09 08 02

City hall : Saint Christophe La Couperie
   21 rue des écoles - +33 2 40 83 72 79

City hall : Saint Laurent des Autels
   Place de l'hotel de ville - +33 2 40 83 71 23

City hall : Saint Sauveur de Landemont
   15 place de l'église - +33 2 40 98 71 47

City hall : La Varenne
   16 rue d'Anjou - +33 2 40 98 51 04


Regional Sites in Pay de la Loire Region France.

Dorset Twinning Assoc. - (l'Association de jumelage du Dorset)
  - The County of Dorset is twinned with La Manche, a department of  NW France in the Basse-Normandie region.

"History of Verwood Twinning"
Pages on the Verwood Twinning Website for additional information.




Verwood Bowls Club  - http://www.verwoodbowlingclub.co.uk.
The Club was formed in 1920. 
The green has 6 rinks and the Clubhouse has room for a short mat which is used by the members in the close season. The Club holds various internal Club Competitions which take place throughout the season

Verwood Leisure Centre


Verwood Cricket Club


Verwood Rugby Union Football Club. - http://www.VerwoodRUFC.org.uk
Ground: Potterne Park

Club House: The Pavilion
Potterne Park Verwood Dorset UK
e-mail: Admin@VerwoodRUFC.org.uk 
fax & voicemail: +44 870 1354 221

Verwood SMBC (Short Mat Bowls)http://shortmatverwood.co.uk/ 
Verwood Short Mat Bowling Club, formed in 2002, can be found at the Youth Centre on the Emmanuel School Campus in Howe Lane, Verwood.
Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of the indoor bowling that is seen on television and is played like other forms of the sport with full sized bowls being used in this case to bowl up and down a specially designed short mat for bowls. The sport appears to be slow but actually involves a lot of exercise. 

ballsVerwood Tennis Club
Verwood and Three Legged Cross have been associated with tennis for many years with a club operating from Potterne Park.

Verwood Town Football Club
 - News, results, fixtures, tables, profiles, etc.
Verwood Town Club Fixtures List


Crane Valley Golf Club




Ferndown Upper School


Hillside Community First School


Hillside Community First School - pre school


Queen Elizabeth's School - Wimborne


Trinity C.E. VA First School


Verwood C.E. First School


Salvation Army - Verwood.


Verwood and 3LX Anglican parish website 

Verwood Family Church http://www.verwoodfamilychurch.org.uk/

Verwood Methodist Church


Verwood United Reformed Church


Dorset Moviola - http://www.dorsetmoviola.co.uk
- Modern Big Screen Movies Programme in Village Halls.

Forest FM Radio
- Dorset's only Community Radio Station, serving Verwood & East Dorset
Tune in or log on. - Includes service area information and programme details.

The University of the Third Age - Verwood
This is a charitable organization which specializes in courses for the retired and semi retired.  A branch was set up in Verwood in 2007.

Verwood Concert Brass
"Dedicated to introducing new brass band players 
into the brass band world."

Verwood Memorial Hall
Information including booking form etc.

Flameburst - The Ultimate Fireworks Event in Verwood
Traditionally taking place on the last Saturday in October, Flameburst at Verwood is now firmly established as the first major event in the souths firework and bonfire season  The Flameburst stage always features a professional family act together with at least one top quality new act from the Verwood and Bournemouth area.

Verwood Organ and Keyboard Society.- founded in 1994

Verwood Information - http://web.ukonline.co.uk/verwood
 - This site provides useful information for people living in or visiting Verwood, Dorset.

Verwood.net - http://www.verwood.net/
 - General commercial & other links.

Verwood and District Rambling Club

Verwood Rotary Club - http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=245751&ClubID=1659


 Tourist, Art and Theatre Links in the Verwood Area - UK.


Other Links of a Wider Interest 


BBC Legacies - UK Local History  Information and Stories (Southampton)

UK Villages is FREE to every UK Village, Parish, Community, Town and City in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.This connect directly to the Verwood page of the "UKVillages" website.

Villages Online
Site gives information on UK Villages (including Verwood).

Regiochannel - More information about Verwood. (and other places in the UK)

Wikimedia Foundation Wikipedia is the communal encyclopaedia that anyone can edit. 
Wikipedia is written collaboratively by people from all around the world.


Local Agricultural Show websites:



ALTON AGRICULTURAL SHOW - http://www.altonshow.co.uk/
Jan Butler, 33 Highland Road, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 7JL
Tel: 01243 430926

WIMBORNE DISTRICT RIDING CLUB SHOW - http://www.wimborneridingclub.co.uk/
Mrs A Groocock, 220 Station Road, West Moors, Dorset BH22 OJF
Tel: 01202 876785

NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW - http://www.newforestshow.co.uk/
The Show Secretary, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hants SO42 7QH
Tel: 01590 622400

HONITON AGRICULTURAL SHOW - http://www.honitonshow.co.uk/
Mrs. D. Tyler-Davis, Biscombe Hill Farm, Churchstanton, Taunton TA3 7PZ
Tel: 01823 601022

Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Society - http://www.ellinghamshow.co.uk
Mrs Linda Turner, 14 Woodstock Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1DT 
Tel: 01425 476601

MID-SOMERSET SHOW - http://www.midsomersetshow.org.uk/
Lisette Smith, Rowberrow Farm, Plummers Lane, Priddy, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DA
Tel: 01749 870124

GILLINGHAM & SHAFTESBURY SHOW - http://www.gillshaftshow.co.uk/
S J Braddick Esq, The Show Office, Station Road, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4PY
Tel: 01747 823955

MELPLASH SHOW - http://www.melplashshow.co.uk/
Anita Ford, 23 South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NT
Tel: 01308 423337

ROMSEY SHOW - http://www.romseyshow.co.uk/
Annie Carder, Show Office, 2a Market Place, Romsey, Hants SO51 8NB
Tel: 01794 517521

ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE SHOW - http://www.newburyshow.co.uk/
Show Secretary, Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, 
Thatcham, Berks RG18 9QZ
Tel: 01635 247111



 Why not visit Vivienne Endecotts'  Ginger Pops Website in Corfe Castle which gives interesting local information about Enid Blyton and her holidays in Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck.

 If you want something to do then why not try this fun site from UK's "Museums and Galleries". "http://www.show.me.uk" site is a safe and non-commercial one for children,  produced by 24 Hour Museum, it is a collection of online games and interactive content from the UK's Museums and Galleries, for those aged 4 to 11.




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