Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre

Verwood Museum Trust - Dorset UK. (Registered Charity No. 1067952)
 

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Exhibitions Page
Childrens Page
Pottery Industry
About the Trust
VHHC History
Original State
Location
Coffee Shop
ForestFM @VHHC
Patrons
Trustees
Funding
Phase 2
Welcome
SITT @ VHHC 2006
SITT @ VHHC 2007

 

 

 


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All Weather Attraction     Free Car Park     Cafe - Light Refreshments      Wheelchair Access      Toilets     Disabled Toilets


Wooden block of VHHC made by Ray Reeks

The centre will open as follows but special events may have extended hours :-
09:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday 

Date

Time

Exhibitions, Festivals & Fairs

Place

Daily
- ex, Sun
From
1st Oct 2011
09:30 a.m.
to
noon
Exhibition in the Pottery
The New Pottery Exhibition is -
"History of Verwood Shops"
Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre
 - Entrance FREE
 - Coffee Shop entry FREE

 

 

The Verwood Temperence Banner
the Heritage Centre project for 2015

The Verwood Temperance banner at the VHHC is an unusual survivor and is more than a century old. It had to be taken down from the wall in the Heritage Centre in 2007, partly because the silk from which it is made was slowly perishing and also because it occupied a position where the new projector screen was required to go. Since then it has been kept boxed up in the loft of the Heritage Centre.

As part of a VHHC project the banner was carfully unrolled and hung so that your webmaster could take a high definition picture in order that it could be printed on material and put back on display.

Silver Star Tent No 2066 I.O.R Verwood. (Circa 1891)

I.O.R. stands for the Independant Order of Rechabites and the Rechabites were inspired by Rechab in the Old Testament who commanded his followers not to drink wine and to live in tents. The name was adopted by those who joined the Temperence Movement in the nineteenth century.

In late victorian times when many people lived in poverty, drink was a serious problem and was responsible for damaging many peoples lives. The Methodist Church played a prominent part in the way that the Rechabite Movement developed.

The motto 'Peace and Plenty - The Rewards of Temperance' is echoed by the images on the banner shield. The sun and moon is a reminder that temperence was a twenty-four obligation and the beehives are a reminder of diligence.

The Replica copy of the banner can be seen on display in the Heritage Centre.

A new book about Verwood has been published in 2010, 
"Memorial Hall Jubilee Book"
 
which recounts 50 years of memories and anecdotes with photos, some in colour, of the Verwood Memorial Hall.

It is now on sale priced at £6 at the Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre (9am – 12 noon, Mon. to Sat.).
  Copies can also be ordered by post at £7  inc. post and packing  from:-
 Angela Daymond, 24 Aspen Drive, Verwood BH31 6TE. 
(make cheques payable to Verwood Memorial Hall Trust),

   

 

Priced at £7.50 it can be obtained from

Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre

Dorset Family History Society

Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne

Please visit the the Historical Society Website for information about Postal Copies

 

What do you want to know?


About the
Trust

Where is
Verwood?

History of
 Verwood

Exhibitions
 

Chronological
 Events

Reminiscences
 

 Ferrett's
Green
?

Pottery
- Past Owners

 

The "Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre" project has preserved and restored a unique Primitive Country Pottery workshop, providing a Heritage Centre focusing on the Dorset Heathland and local Crafts. The picture shows the Centre pictured from Ferrett's Green.

The Exhibition Area, contained in the original Potters' Workshop, has been extended for further Exhibition Space and a Research Centre. This extension was opened on the 13th June 2005 by the Marquess of Salisbury. 

The Initial Phase was also officially opened by the Rt. Hon, the Viscount Cranborne (now the Marquess of Salisbury), Patron of the Centre, on Friday 28th February 2003.

The Coffee Shop and a Gift Shop serves Tea, Filter Coffee, Hot Chocolate, soft drinks, biscuits and locally home made cakes at reasonable prices and in a convivial atmosphere. Don't forget your FREE 2nd cup of Coffee. 

Open to all!

The centre serves all whatever their age, beliefs and culture.  There is wheelchair access to all the public areas of the building.

There is no entrance charge.

How can I help? 

Become a "Friend of  Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre" and offer your time, services, knowledge, expertise. Due to its success more help is always needed for people to work in the Coffee Shop and act as Stewards.

Please contact the Verwood Heritage Centre on: +44 (0)1202 900207 (during opening hours)

Subscriptions to the funds and sponsorship always welcome
Gift Aid applies to private and business donations.

Contact Information

 

Telephone :-           Please contact the Verwood Heritage Centre on: +44 (0)1202 900207

Postal address :-     The Potters Wheel, Manor Way, Verwood, Dorset. UK - BH31 6HF

Electronic mail :-    VHHC@verwood.org or the webmaster

 

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+44 (0)1202 900207    (09:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday) 
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