About the Verwood
It's not all about
Not at all. Pottery was
a very important industry in the area but there were many
other crafts of the heathland such as brick, broom and
hurdle making. There were several farms and many
smallholdings. People attended school, churches and
social events. All these are featured in the very many
photographs of life in the neighbourhood. The
natural history of the area has many unique features and
liaison will be made with local countryside organisations.
for the Verwood Heritage Centre project.
The project is backed by East Dorset District
Council and Verwood Town Council.
The Museum of East Dorset Life has expressed
its desire for mutual co-operation.
Several local trades people have volunteered to
give their time and expertise as necessary.
Many people have joined the "Friends
Association" and are willing to give their time and
skills where required.
Local art and craft groups have expressed an
interest in using the facilities.
Local Schools have indicated their intention of
using the centre to further their National Curriculum
How can I help?
a "Friend of Verwood Heathland Heritage
Centre" and offer your time, services, knowledge,
centre has around 35 volunteers helping in running the
centre, serving coffee, teaching needlecrafts, cleaning,
making cakes and helping with children's pottery
For offers of help or
assistance then please contact the centre on :-
to the funds and sponsorship always welcome
Tel:- +44 (0)1202 900207 (during opening
Hours 09:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
Email:- heritagecentre @
verwood.org (remove spaces).
Gift Aid applies to
private and business donations.