Verwood and Three Legged Cross Twinning Association - UK
 "Currently Twinned with Oree d'Anjou in France and
Liederbach in Germany."

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Newsletter for October 2023



Forthcoming Events


September 2023

Thursday the 14th of Sept. 2023 at 19:30 Hrs - Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association
Social Meeting - Verwood Heritage Centre.

- Entry £3 (guests £3.50) - inc refreshments
- Contact 01202 826449 or "Twinning @".

October 2023

Thursday the 11th of October 2023 at 19:30 Hrs - Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association
43rd Annual AGM - Verwood Heritage Centre.

- Entry £3 (guests £3.50) - inc refreshments
- Contact 01202 826449 or "Twinning @".

November 2023

Thursday the 9th of November 2023 at 19:30 Hrs - Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association
 Talk by Brian Margetson on
'The Loss of the SS Waratah'.

- Entry £3 (guests £3.50) - inc refreshments
- Contact 01202 826449 or "Twinning @".

Sunday the 12th November 2023 at 10:50 Hrs -
Royal British Legion Remembrance
-The twinning association will be laying a wreath

Everybody will gather at 10.50 a.m. (after a Church Service at St. Michael's) at the War Memorial, Ringwood Rd. (In front of the Heritage Centre. - All are welcome to attend.

At 09:45 a Service will be held in St Michaels Church Verwood.
At 10:45 the company will March from St Michaels Church  to Ferrett Green.
At 11:00 after a 2 minute silence wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial.
Please note the slight changes to the Marching route from St Michaels Church to Ferrett Green.
Leave St. Michaels Church, via Church Hill to Dewlands Way turn up Manor Road to the Crossroads then turn right on the B3081 (Station Rd.) and form up by the war memorial.


December 2023

Saturday the 2nd December 2024 @ 16:00 to 19:00 Hrs.  Note the earlier time.
Verwood's Christmas Extravaganza -
Father Christmas will visit his Grotto on Ferrett Green. The lights will be switched on, the Training Band will play & carols will be sung around the tree. The Heritage Centre will supply Hot Coffee while outside the Twinning Association will again supply mulled wine and marshmallows, plus other local stalls and rides.

Thursday the 14th of December 2023 at 19:30 Hrs - Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association
Social Meeting - Verwood Heritage Centre.

- Entry £3 (guests £3.50) - inc refreshments
- Contact 01202 826449 or "Twinning @".


Mayor's Fundraising Evening on the 6th January 2024

Anyone interested in getting your glad rags on and enjoying an entertaining night out, then please let me know?
Lovely 3 course meal and entertainment at Crane Valley Golf Club. £40.00 per person. Letís see if we can get a few tables together and have a Twinning night out.

Select here for more information

Email: or call on 07515 157499 if you want to come.



We have amongst us an ex-committee member of Twinning that will be receiving a very special card from the King later this month. Congratulations to Sheila Hollingsworth who is just about to celebrate her 100th birthday. Iím sure youíd all like to join us in wishing her a wonderful birthday.

Anyone wishing to join the committee? Please contact Clive (


Dates For Your Diary


May 2024

Thursday the 9th to the 13th of May 2024  - Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association
Verwood Twinning Association is planning a visit from our French Friends from 'Oree d'Anjou'
as part of the Twinning / Jumelage celebrations.
We are looking for about 20 beds from people who are willing to host. Please contact our chairman Clive ( ) if you can help or would like more details.

June 2024

Saturday the 15th of June 2024  - Verwood & 3LX Twinning Association
Our German friends in Liederbach hold their "Strachenfest" (Street Festival) and numbers are likely to be limited but it is hoped that a small group will be able to visit.


What you have missed

Thank you to those members that have been able to join us back at the Socials.

Numbers have slowly been increasing since the COVID hiatus and the loss of members deciding not to return.

We are now able to start booking speakers again every few months for the social meetings, if attendance stays at a level to make this financially viable. At this point we must say a big thank you to Stuart who continues to come up trumps with some brilliant films based on local landmarks etc. keeping us all entertained. Plus, our own members contributing with their passion for music, vacation talks/slides and quizzes. I hope I havenít forgotten anyone!

We have been busy this past couple of years fund raising at the Jubilee party, Coronation party and the Rustic Fayre, in order to be able to put on a varied and hopefully interesting programme entertaining our Twinning friends when they visit next year.


Committee Members & contact details



Clive Grove (01202 826449)

Vice Chair

Susan Shaw


Carol Geary

Treasurer & Council Representative

Sandra Grove

Minutes Secretary

Carol Geary

Membership Secretary

John Pettitt

Newsletter / Facebook

Debbie Scott


Stuart Clifton (

Hon. President

Cllr. Toni Coombes

Other Committee Members

Avril Pettitt, Vivien Clifton,Catharina Green, Tony Squibb & Sheila Burgess


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