Phase 2 of the Heritage Centre.
The picture above
shows the chairman
with the Marques of Salisbury,
ribbon, the Archivist Pam Reeks and the secretary Ann Page.
Opening of Phase two of the Verwood Heathland Heritage
Centre by the Marques of Salisbury, PC, DL occurred on June
13th 2005. He said that “in days of
globalisation Verwood is taking pride in the town's
traditional activities; looking forward, while knowing
details of Verwood's past.” He commented on how the centre
is a good example of the best collaboration between local
government and an independent charity. Mr Thorne (chairman)
thanked all those who had helped so much to get phase 2
built and equipped.
The Marques of Salisbury being presented with a
by Cherry Thorne and Pam Reeks.
Chairman and Secretary greeting visitors.
Why was it needed?
motivating force for the project was to preserve the old
Pottery Workshop which stood in danger of demolition.
Until the arrival of the "Verwood HUB"
there was then no other hall in Verwood where an exhibition
could be on show for more than a day or at the most
two. The restored workroom and in time the studio
enables the Heritage Centre, Verwood Historical Society,
artists and craftspeople and similar organisations to leave
their work on display for longer periods for the greater
convenience and enjoyment of the public.