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   Verwood & 3X Twinning
Newsletter for December 2005

Produced by Catharina Green


45 Of our members spent a very enjoyable long weekend visiting friends in Liederbach.  Friday, we went for a boat trip on the Rhine from Rüdesheim to Goarshausen.  From there the coach took us to the Lorelei View Point for a stunning view of the Rhine way below.  We then had lunch in Rüdesheim and visited the Christmas Market.  We met some twinners from Swanage who were there with a Stall for 14 days. 

Saturday we went to Speyer to the splendid Romanesque Cathedral built in the 11th Century where we had a guided tour.  After lunch, we spent time at the Christmas Market.  In the evening we attended the Soirée in the Liederbach Halle.  We enjoyed good company, an excellent meal and had a pleasant evening with our hosts.  Sunday, many of us helped on our own Stall at the Liederbach Christmas Market where we sold Christmas goods.  Free time was spent with the families.  On Monday evening we arrived home tired but having had a wonderful time.



Your representatives are trying to collect your annual membership fee.  Still only £4.00 per family per year.  You can also let me have the money and I will pass it on.      


Our thanks goes to all leaving committee members for their valued contributions to our Association over the past years.

We welcome the following new members to the committee:

Julie Blackwell-West, Terry Bright, Colin and Sandra Hinvest and Rosemary and Malcolm Scott. 

Alice Fergie, a Verwood guide, talked about her trip to the Danish National Jamboree. 
She did so with  youthful enthusiasm, good humour and fervour.  Alice had photographs and badges and other paraphernalia on show.  Alice gave us a very entertaining evening.


About 80 people attended our quiz evening.  Thank you all members of the Committee who helped with the event.  This includes of course those people who prepared the deserts.

The evening was very well organised and a good time was had by all.


Please contact Brian on 822299 if you would like to know more about it.  Weather permitting some of us will be on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon round 2 o’clock during the autumn and winter period.



We have received the first mobile phones and some empty ink cartridges for the Radio Solent Carers appeal.  There is room for many more.  Radio Solent request empty ink cartridges from your computer; Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and Canon BC01/02/05/06, BX2, BX3 ONLY.  No Epson or Laser Cartridges.  Look at for a full list of wanted inkjets.

  • CARDS          

Your greetings cards are still being put to good use.  We have sold many at the AGM and the November Event.  We have even taken some to Germany .  The cards are still only 30 pence each.  Please let me have your Birthday, Thank You and Get Well cards.


We have given £50.00 to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal for Age Concern - Verwood.  They do such good work for the lonely and the housebound, transporting their clients to and from the Centre every Monday and Wednesday.  The money will go towards the minibus which costs a lot to maintain and insure. 


The report of this year’s activities of our Association has been sent to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg .  This to see whether we have done enough to receive the European Flag of Honour for Verwood.


I have been contacted by Jane Mearns, Scout leader (Ararat) Verwood.  As part of their International Award the youngsters are trying to make contact with Scouts abroad.  I have given them details of contacts in Champtoceaux and Calcinato ( France ’s twin-town in Italy ) and Liederbach and Saldus ( Germany ’s twin-town in Latvia ). 

It would be great if this contact would result in exchanges between the youngsters of these different towns. 

If you know of a scout group elsewhere in the world, please let me know and I will forward that information to Jane Mearns.

  • Website

Stuart Clifton has put information about the Twinning Association on  You will also find links to Champtoceaux and Liederbach.


 Our March event will be on the 11th next year.  We have organised a Jazz evening.  The Roar Sextet from Fordingbridge will be playing for us.  Their fee goes to the Charity Mencap.  Tickets are £5.00 each, bring your own drinks.  Order your tickets from Brian on 822299.  All you Jazz fans book your seats early! 

The Dog Show will be on the 27th May 2006 .  Though Audrey Palmer has left the Committee she has offered to organise the Show for us again next year.  Thank you.

The AGM will be on October 19th 2006 .

The November event will be on the 11th next year. 



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