Verwood UK - History Site.
A Chronological History of Verwood from AD 0930
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Crafts in Verwood

Many crafts have been carried out in Verwood, some as indigenous industries while others have been carried out by Enthusiastic residents.
These include
BrickmakingBasket makingBesom makingDorset Buttons   Farriery,  Hurdle making,  Pottery ,  Tanning,  Weaving, and Wrought Iron Work

BBC Domesday Project

In 1985 BBC organised a Domesday Project in which the pupls of Hillside School took part.

Ferrett's Green

Ferrett's Green history and the Crossroads Pottery.

Heathland Heritage

History of the Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre and the site of the Crossroads Pottery.

History of Verwood

The History of the community of Verwood which is situated on the edge of Cranborne Chase. This article was written in 1968 by Pamela Reeks.

Hopkins Newsagents

The longest surviving shop in Verwood which closed in 2005.

Methodist Church - Verwood

The history of Methodism in Verwood as it relates to Verwood Methodist Church.

Memorial Hall - Verwood

A history of Verwood Memorial Hall including its Jubilee Celebration in May 2009.

Monmouth's Ash

One of the romantic episodes associated with Verwood was the capture in 1685 of the Duke of Monmouth on Horton Heath, after the massacre at Sedgemoor ...............

Pam Reeks 
awarded the BEM

Verwood’s Pam Reeks has been awarded the  British Empire Medal for services to the community in the 2014 Honours List. Pam has said that she found it very difficult not to say anything since she fist knew about it last November 2013.

Pam and Ron

Retirement of PAM & Ron Reeks from the organisation of the Vintage Vehicles displays at the Rustic Fayre (Aug 2006). 

Pottery Industry

The East Dorset Pottery Industry, known collectively as “VERWOOD POTTERY”

Railway Station
- Verwood

Verwood Station and the Salisbury & Dorset Junction Railway until its closure under Dr. Beeching.


Reminiscences written by or told by Verwood Residents both past and present including Horton Heath footpaths to Verwood  The longest surviving shop in VerwoodThe Old Restynge HouseButchers closes, and As it was in the past

Restynge House
- Verwood

The Restynge House was built by the first Vicar of Verwood, the Rev. Claude Brown..........

Woodlands Stories

A tour around Woodlands Village as it was in the past collected by Tony Froud. 

The War Years

Reminiscences about the war written by or told by Verwood Residents both past and present including Village War Years, War Years Remembered, Elsie's story (London Evacuee), Reserved Occupation, V. E. Day, Soldiers of the King, Dad's Army , and NAAFI & Blitz.

2014 - 
WW1 Commemoration
On Monday the 4th of August 2014 Verwood Town Commemorated the start of WW1 and re-dedicated the "Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground"
2014 - 
Verwood Remembers WW1
On Sunday the 9th of November 2014 Verwood Town and the Royal British Legion Remembered.
In front of a large crowd and after a short service the 2 minute silence was observed at 11:00 a.m.


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