Verwood 1985 BBC Domesday Project. - Hillside School.
The 4th RUSTIC FAYRE was held in September.
There was a SUPER KID competition. The winner was
the person who scored the most points in 10 games, like name
the faces, shooting goals and marbles in the hole. A Black
Smith was making a gate, there were stationary engines,
vintage cars and motorbikes, a fire engine, a steam roller,
exhibitions and models. There were games like bouncing a
ping-pong ball on a board & into a bucket, & an egg
The CARNIVAL is celebrated on Spring Bank holiday
Monday. The first one was in 1929 & they have been held
every year except during the 2nd Word War. There is a
procession of carnival floats, people in fancy dress and a
queen attended by princesses.
Stalls, a fair and arena events are held in the
The LIBRARY in Manor Road was originally used as a
Congregational Chapel and County School. It is open on 5
days each week. £2760 per year are spent on books for
Verwood. and there are approximately 11.000 books in stock.
You may borrow 4 books at a time for up to 3 weeks. 3923
people belong to the library, this includes 800
There is a REFERENCE SECTION and leaflets on many
aspects on village and area life are available.
VILLAGE DIARIES are kept at the library and the
The BLUE VAN sponsored by the County Council
attends the car park once a week and enables people who are
unable to visit the council offices to obtain advice and