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This is the place for your information about Verwood and the surrounding area.  It is an independent, not-for-profit, non-commercial site with no paid advertising.
It is also hosts the official Websites of the following:-


 "Verwood & 3X Twinning Assoc." 

"Heathland Heritage Centre" 

"Comprehensive history site".


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 (local and none commercial),  or Information/articles may be emailed to the.


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 Latest News & Updates - Verwood Dorset UK.
also check the Verwood Noticeboard.

  • Two firework displays.

  • Chips Noodles, Sausages & mash available.

  • Family act on stage.

  • Hog Roast

  • Tea, coffee, soup & soft drinks.

  • Family Fairground

  • Street entertainers.

  • Toilets

  • Free car park.

  • Steam engines.

  • Alcohol free event..

On Saturday the 26th October 2019
Don't forget 
on 'The Fuzzy Bit' off Crane Drive in Verwood.

Annual firework display, with bonfire. special events, live music and funfair.
 An Alcohol Free Event ~  Proceeds to Verwood charities.

  • 18.00   Gates & Fairground open.

  • 18.00   Street Entertainer Stage opens.

  • 18.30   Main Stage Opens.

  • 19.00   Junior Firework Display.

  • 19.45   Main Stage *maybe Gaga..

  • 20.45   Main Firework Display.

  • 21.00   Bonfire.

  • 22.00   Close.

For Further information & tickets visit the website at http://www.flameburst.co.uk
The Fireworks display for Juniors is at 07:00 p.m.
with the Main fireworks display occuring at 08:45 p.m.
Tickets £4 (under 4's free)

Verwood Twinning Association
Please select here for a report on the
May 30th to June 2nd 2019 visit from

Orée-d'Anjou in France to Verwood.

photo Stuart Clifton

Cllr. Pat Morrow

On Monday the 13th May 2019
the Statutory Annual Meeting of
Verwood and Three Legged Cross
Town Council met in Verwood Town Hall to elect the 2019/2020 Mayor of Verwood.
 Cllr. Pat Morrow
Also elected was the Deputy Mayor and
standing Committees for the year 2017/2018.

The retiring Mayor Cllr Sandra Grove gave her retiring speech and presented a cheque for £3200 for her chosen charity the British Heart Foundation.

photo Stuart Clifton

Verwood Bowls Club on 13th April 2019           
Seasonal Opening Photograph.
Open days for wishing to try bowls
Saturdays the 27th April, 4th May and 11th of May at 10am.

contact:- 01202 814355

 Donations made following the Funeral of Pam Reeks in November 2018, raised a total of £1879.
On Monday the 8th of April 2019, her husband Ron Reeks presented cheques of £939 to both Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre & Concert Brass,
both of which were strongly supported by Pam.

photo Stuart Clifton

Verwood Remembers

2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.

To help celebrate this special centenary, the Rotary Club of Verwood ran a "Knit a Big Poppy" project to raise funds for the British Legion poppy appeal.

Many local organisations and community members of Verwood knitted over 2000 BIG red poppies and on the 3rd of Nov. 2018 (Prior to Remembrance Day) they were tied to the railings of the Memorial Hall and War Memorial in time for the Remembrance Day service.

The Rotary Club will donate 50p for each poppy (up to £1000) to the Royal British Legion.


On Monday the 10th of September 2018 the  improvements to the Verwood Memorial Hall were opened in the presence of the
Mayor of Verwood,
Cllr. Sandra Grove and representatives of some of the Verwood Memorial Hall's regular hirers.

Memorial Hall Upgrades & Improvements

Grants of £5000 was given by the Town Council and Verwood's Solar Farm with Morrison's giving £20 towards the buffet. The photo shows (L to R), Mayor's Escort Vivien Clifton, Dennis Wright (chairman), Cllr Sandra Grove, Ann Abernethie (sec/treasurer) and behind them the members of the committee.

photo Mike Daymond

dorsetforyou.gov.ukCould your family benefit from 30 hours of free childcare?

dorsetforyou.gov.ukLocal  Dorset Council Information

Volunteers Needed
for maybe an hour a week, fortnight or only once a month to visit an elderly person in your community. (Select "i")

In Verwood and Three Legged Cross.


Age Concern Verwood - Meetings.

Current meeting venue is
Day Centre - the
BANDHALL, Moorlands Road, Verwood.

 Teas, coffees, lunches and chat etc.....
Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10am-3pm. 
Transport within Verwood is possible with our minibus.  


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.


Verwood Indoor Market
Open from 09:30 till 1300 
every Friday in the
Memorial Hall, Verwood.

A Friendly Indoor Market 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.
 Afterwards then sit having a chat over a lovely steaming cup of tea/coffee
. Free Parking and admission.

For enquires/table hire please call Sue or John on 01202 890001  






Public Holidays in England & Wales




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 New Year's Day January 1  January 1  January 1  January 1

 Good Friday

March 30

April 19

April 10 April 2

 Easter Monday

April 2

April 22

April 13 April 5

 Early May Bank Holiday

May 7

May 6

May 4 May 3

 Spring Bank Holiday

May 28

May 27

May 25 May 31

 Summer Bank Holiday

August 27

Aug 26

Aug 31 Aug 30

 Christmas Day Holiday

Dec. 25

Dec.  25

Dec.  25

Dec.  25

 Boxing Day Holiday

Dec.  26

Dec.  26

Dec.  26

Dec.  26

 Boxing Day Substitute     Dec. 28  




Snippet ...
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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