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Saturday the 20th of October 2007

We would like to extend a warm welcome to
  The Hon. Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of Europe - Kerstin Eckman who will be presenting Verwood and 3LX with the European Flag Of Honour
and who will also be attending all the celebrations.

(Select the information you want from the table)

Timetable of Events
List of attractions by group
  List of attractions by Location 
Background Information
to the celebrations
Sponsors and Thanks


Come and see the

Biker Boys

List of events and timings is subject to change.

Note that all money donations will go to the Mayor's Charity "St Gabriel's" here in Verwood.

Thanks to Steve Saville ForestFM will be doing the public address and
broadcasting from their mobile studio on the Recreation Ground

Timetable of Events

09:30 to 16:00

Verwood Heathlands Heritage Centre opens with an art exhibition and is your stopping off point for tea, coffee and cake.

from 10:00

Demonstrations of Pole Lathe Turning on Ferrett Green

10:00 to 12:00

Jumble Sale in the Memorial Hall.

from 10:00

Vintage Car Display on the Recreation Ground arranged by Ron Reeks..

from 10:00

Mulled wine available from the Twinning Tent on Ferrett Green.

from 10:00

The HUB Bistro opens for snacks and drinks including tea and Coffee. Try the  climbing wall in the front car park or join the play station league on the Giant Screen  - free of charge

from 11:00

Cherry Picker  - Have a ride on this and see Verwood from a different perspective.
(Sorry but there is a min. height restriction.)

from 11:00

Childrens roundabout in the recreation ground


Biker Boys
20 minute display in the MANITOU Arena.

from 11:00

Hot Food on Ferrett Green supplied by Andrews your local Butcher.


Choir on the main arena in the Recreation Ground.

from 12:00

British Legion Open Day for drinks and food.

12:00 to 14:30

The HUB Bistro opens for lunches.


Biker Boys - 20 minute display in the MANITOU Arena.


Tae Kwon-Do Displays - in the main arena in the Recreation Ground.

from 13:00

Flower Display in the memorial Hall thanks to the Verwood Flower Club.

from 13:00

Display of TWINNING Memorabilia in the memorial Hall.


Biker Boys - 20 minute display in the MANITOU Arena.


For ALL members of the Twinning Association only.
Come along to the Memorial Hall for the cutting of the Celebration Cake by the representative of the Council of Europe. Cake and a glass of wine available for all Association members on production of their new membership card.

Why not become a member and enjoy the pleasures of Twinning.


Twinning Memorabilia to view in the Memorial Hall.


in the main arena in the Recreation Ground.


 Biker Boys - 20 minute display in the MANITOU Arena.


Biker Boys - 20 minute display in the MANITOU Arena.

Special thanks to for their unstinting support for "FLAGFEST"

List of attractions by group


  • ·       Heritage Centre – Tea Coffee & Cake.

  •         Fair Trade Day - URC

  • ·       Twinning Marquee Ferrett Green
       – Mulled Wine in the morning.

  • ·      Twinning  Café RENE fm 2:30 p.m.
       - in the Memorial Hall.

  • ·       Billy Andrews – Hot Food on Ferrett Green

  • ·       The Royal British Legion –meals and Bar.

  • ·       The Verwood HUB
       – Bar, refreshments & meals from 12:00.  

  • ·          Ice Cream van

Displays & Events

  • ·      Display of Old Cars.

  • ·      Manitou Biker Boys

  • ·      Manitou Cherry Picker rides
      - Verwood from a different perspective.
    (height restriction applies.)

  • ·      Pole Lathe Turning with Chris Albray.

  • ·      Suzuki & Crescent Motorcycles.

  • ·      Verwood Motor Cycle Club
      - (In Front of Doctors Surgery)

  • ·     Verwood Concert Brass

  • ·     Verwood Choral Society

Children’s Events

  • ·     Children's Roundabout. (Recreation Ground)

  • ·     Bouncy Castle (Little Monkeys)

  • ·     Face Painting (Angels with painted Faces)

  • ·     Steam Engine rides (Ferrett Green)


Verwood HUB

  • ·      Climbing wall in the front car park

  • ·      Giant cinema screen & a play station league.

(Recreation Ground)

  • ·     Bat Club

  • ·     Wessex Birds of Prey Rescue.

  • ·     Bird Boxes Anthony Grant

  • ·     Charmed (Bags & Jewellery)

  • ·     Dorset Wildlife Trust - Face Painting

  • ·     Flower Club in the Memorial Hall

  • ·     Heavy Horse Centre

  •       Twinning Membership stall
     -  (Memorial Hall)

  • ·     Phoenix Cards

  • ·     Red Cross stand (recruitment)

  • ·     Spinners & Dyers (New Forest)
     - Mem. Hall

  • ·     Verwood Guides

  • ·     Verwood Library (Memorial Hall)

  • ·     Verwood Scouts

  • ·     Virgin Vie at home

  • ·     Wessex Bird Rescue.

  • ·     Zoë Riches (Jewellery & Books)

Ferrett Green

  • ·     Art Exhibition - Heritage Centre

  • ·     Recreation

  • ·     Recycling

  •       Steam Engine rides

  •       Urban Heath Partnership
         with Moors Valley representative


Fire Station Open Day

  • ·     Fire Service demonstrations.

  • Police stall




Providing the PA & Broadcasting Live



List of attractions by Location

Currently the following societies and businesses are expected to be in attendance:-

Recreation Ground
- Bat Club stand
- Birds of Prey stand.
- Children's Roundabout.
    Rides for the Young children courtesy of Sturts Farm.
- Display of Old Cars.
- Dorset Wildlife Trust
- Face Painting
- Flower Club - Memorial Hall
- Forest FM van
    Broadcasting LIVE from FLAGFEST and the public address.
- Heavy Horse Centre
- Ice Cream van
- Manitou Cherry Picker rides - see Verwood from a different perspective.
    Sorry but there is a min. height restriction for this.

- Phoenix Cards stand
- Red Cross stand (recruitment)
- Spinners & Weavers stand
- Verwood Guides stand
- Verwood Library (Memorial Hall)
- Verwood Scouts stand
- Virgin Vie at home stand
- Wessex Bird Rescue.
- Zoe Riches (Jewelry & Books)

Ferrett Green
- Andrews Butchers supplying Hot Food
- Pole Lathe Turning with Chris Albray
- Recreation
- Recycling stall
- Steam Engine rides with Terry Cheater
- Suzuki - with Crescent Motorcycles.
    display of Suzuki Motor bikes etc
- Twinning Marquee serving Mulled Wine in the morning.
- Urban Heath Partnership with Moors Valley representative
- Verwood Heathlands Heritage Centre - Art Exhibition - Light Refreshments.

United Reformed Church
 - Fair Trade Day

Surgery Car Park
- Verwood Motor Cycle Club

Verwood HUB
- Climbing wall in the front car park all day - free of charge
   Why not come along and have a go
- Giant cinema screen and a play station league running all day - free of charge
- Light refreshment and drinks from the bar from 10:00
- Lunches served from 12:00 to 14:30

Fire Station
- Fire Service open day with demonstrations.
- Police



 Verwood and Three Legged Cross

20th of October 2007

Through the hard work of all the Twinning Association Committee, its ordinary members and the Town Council, Verwood and Three Legged Cross is the only town in the UK to have been awarded the “Flag of Honour” of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg for 2007.

Following the official handing over of the flag at a Civic Ceremony and to celebrate this event  a “FLAGFEST” celebration day, open to all, is being held on the 20th of October 2007 in the centre of Verwood and we hope to see as many of you as possible.

Events will take place on the Recreation Ground, in the Memorial Hall, on Ferrett’s Green and at the new Verwood HUB with Arena Displays, Activity events, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, steam engine rides for the children and rides in a Cherry Picker for older children and adults plus stands and displays from many local and international groups and societies. Shops in Verwood and Three Legged Cross have been invited to participate by decorating their shop windows, to give the town a Festive spirit. We anticipate many friends and families will come and enjoy this event with many local firms taking part, including the Fire Service and the Police. Any donations received on that day will go to the Mayors Charity which this year is “St Gabriels”.

 The "European Honour Flag" programme was created in 1961 and is bestowed on cities and local authorities throughout Europe for their European action and city-twinning activities.

Each year, the Parliamentary Assembly grants four awards (the European Diploma, the Flag of Honour, the Plaque of Honour and the Europe Prize).

The Flag of Honour of the Council of Europe is conferred on those municipalities or other local authorities which, in the Committee's opinion, deserve this distinction in recognition of their work in promoting the European idea. The Diploma, Flag of Honour, Plaque of Honour and Europe Prize represent a hierarchical progression; that is, a city must have received the Diploma before it can receive the Flag, and so on. Although only one Europe Prize is awarded each year, several cities may receive the "lesser" awards.

 On Friday the 19th October 2007, the Civic Ceremony will take place at the Verwood HUB in front of an invited audience when the Town will actually receive this prestigious award. We hope that all Verwood friends and families will participate in the FLAGFEST on Saturday the 20th of October, it will be a great day.


Programme Sponsors (Alphabetically)

  • Beauty Within

  • Baileys

  • Digitone Hearing Aids

  • Forest FM

  • Ebblake Autocentre

  • Holly Hedge Nursery

  • J. E. M. Services

  • Manitou

  • MMT (MOT Centre).

  • M and R Heathcote (Lawnmowers)

  • New Forest Binding Ltd.

  • Pick a Lily Florist

  • Solar Marine Upholstery Ltd.

  • The Cane Showroom

  • The Gift Box

  • Verwood Tyre and Exhaust

  • Wheels Autotech Ltd

  • Wood Themes

Additional grateful thanks must go to all the local individuals, companies, groups and societies who have helped "Verwood and Three Legged Cross Town Council" and the "Twinning Association" to organise this event.



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