OUR OTHER ACTIVITIES
Much work was done over the years by Society members to ensure the preservation of the history of Verwood in oral, written, photographic and tangible form. These archives and artefacts are now stored at Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre.
The Society held a very extensive collection of prints and slides of past pictures of the town. A modern collection was started recording the recent changes in the area.
A large collection of Verwood pottery was brought back to the town several years ago when such pieces were rare in the locality. This and many other donations of the craft
A number of other artefacts relating to the history of the town, including bricks, books, signs etc. have been collected.
Copies have been made of census records of the parish from 1841 to 1901. Parish register entries have also been copied. Some of these are currently online for local and family history researchers.
In addition, newspaper reports, school log books, minute books, tithe apportionments and many other items have been copied.
The memories of some of the older residents have been recorded. These include general reminiscences and specific occupations.
Through the above we have been able to help many people whose ancestors lived in Verwood.
We have held several successful exhibitions over the years. Exhibitions are now held at Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre.
We have had a good relationship with the local schools over many years. The Local History on our web pages gives information and photographs useful to school projects.
For enquiries concerning these items please contact Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre.