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:-

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.

February 2017

Our first Wedding Fair!  And it won't be our last as it proved to be so popular!!  You can find more images and details of our exhibitors on our Wedding Page.

March 2017

Pictures of Great Alne was a trip down Memory Lane for many of us when John Bunting and John Ruffell kindly presented some images from their photographic collections.

Our Annual General Meeting this year was held on 22 June.  The minutes of the meeting and the accounts can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

July 2017

In July the Hall received a huge boost to its appeal for funds to create a Centenary Memorial Garden on the derelict land behind the Hall. An Awards for All  Big Lottery Grant of £10,000 was awarded to the project which was launched to commemorate the ending of the Great War 100 years ago and the part played in it by the men and women from Great Alne and Kinwarton. The Hall was built in 1921 as a War Memorial, funded entirely by local residents.

We also held our annual Village BBQ this month.The weather was warm and dry and there wasn't a rainbow in sight this year! Everyone had a wonderful time chatting with friends over a beer and a burger (or a glass of wine and a hot dog!) while the children played games on the grass.  Unfortunately we forgot to take any photos!


October 2017

Our Wine Tasting Evening was hosted by Underwood Wines of Stratford. We were told a little about each of the wines by Dan Abbot as we tasted our way down the wine list and Dan encouraged us to make notes as we did so just in case we lost track towards the end! Thank you Dan for a great evening!

November 2017

In November we were delighted to discover we had won an award in Tesco's Bags of Help Community Grant Scheme for our Centenary Memorial Garden project. Thanks to the tremendous support of customers who voted for the project in local Tesco stores during September and October the project came second overall in the competition and was awarded the marvellous sum of £2,000.

December 2017

Christmas is Coming!  We all gathered at the Hall to celebrate by switching on the Christmas tree lights, decorating the tree, singing some carols, drinking some mulled wine and eating lots of mince pies.  All great fun!  We had fun at the Hall Christmas Supper and Music Hall too with entertainment from The Chord-ites and Donald J Chump! 

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 and lots of Christmas goodies to put under the tree or fill a stocking! And a Raffle too!  Great fun!  Thanks for coming!!