Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall
Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall

The Hall produces a quarterly newsletter called the Hall Herald in March, June, September and December each year. This is delivered to 260 households either by hand or by email. If you would like an electronic copy please email:- contact@greatalnememorialhall.org

As well as news items the newsletter provides a short report on past events at the Hall and advertises events on the horizon.

The latest edition of the Hall Herald can be downloaded by clicking the link.

Highlights from some of our events over the last 12 months are shown below.

At the beginning of December we held another of our ever popular Christmas Coffee Mornings.  As usual we had a bring and buy stall, produce, cakes, special breed pork for sale and gifts to put under the tree or fill a stocking!  Allen Hogan also invited us to taste his vintage cider and apple brandy!  The spirit of Christmas!  wonderful!

 

Our Annual General Meeting this year was held on 26 June.  The minutes of the meeting and the accounts can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

July 2018

We always knew that holding the Village BBQ on Friday 13th might be a bit risky but we got away with it!  The weather was warm and dry despite the dire forecast.  As always it was great fun and a wonderful opportunity for the village to get together .

December 2018

Another amazing turnout for Christmas is Coming!  It gets bigger every year!  Our 'tradition' of coming together to switch on the lights, decorate the tree, sing some carols and enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine together has become a very special event for local families and a wonderful way to start the Christmas season.

Our Christmas Supper and Music Hall was great fun too with entertainment from the Chord-ites once again and guest performances from David Bradley on the accordion, a comic reading by Lynn Dencer and a tale of failure from Martyn Davey who wanted to put on a sketch about Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels!

November 2018

Geoff Harrison hosted a Trad Jazz and Big Band Swing evening for us in November.  We were all enthralled listening to tracks from yesteryear and looking at images of the greats from way back when.  Most were in monochrome and some were quite grainy but they were all fascinating and prompted a lot of comments and discussion.

 

October 2018

Our Great War Armistice Centenary Garden was opened on Saturday 24 October.  The service of dedication was attended by 74 people and supported by members of the Alcester British Legion who brought 'Tommy Alcester' with them. The Hall was built as a war memorial nearly 100 years ago and the new garden was created to commemorate the lives of t he brave men and women from Great Alne and Kinwarton who fought and fell in the Great War.

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