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The Verwood & District Potteries Trust was set up seventeen years ago by a group of ordinary people who wanted to investigate the east Dorset pottery industry.

The Trust has grown and now the members' interests encompass all the heathland industries and local history.

Experts examined a Verwood Pot at a small table during a recent
Pottery Identification Day at the Priest House Museum, Wimborne.
Julian Richards (of BBC's Meet the Ancestors fame) is one of the experts who helped identify pottery brought in by members of the public.

The trust's travelling exhibition Pots, brooms & hurdles from the heathland. has now closed. You can get a flavour of it from here or you can arrange to view the collection.

The Verwood & District Potteries Trust,
Little Stowe,
Mill Street,
BA12 0EE

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