How did you get on?  Are you checking to see whether you got all the answers right or to fill in a few gaps?!  Either way, all the correct answers are given below.  Hope you enjoyed the quiz and that we will have the Film Club up and running again for you in the autumn.

  1. What was the name of the first film we screened? - Dreamgirls
  2. There were 2 recent films about Churchill. Which one did we screen? - Churchill
  3. We have screened 3 films twice. One was Mamma Mia. Can you name another? - The King’s Speech or Paddington 2.
  4. What was the name of the ‘second best’ film we have shown? – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  5. We rarely get complaints about films. Name the one exception! – The Big Short
  6. Which charity did we support when we screened a Street Cat Named Bob in December 2017? – St Martin-in-the Fields (The Connection)
  7. We have screened 2 Golden Oldies. Can you name one of them? - The English Patient or Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  8. Which film was based on the Christmas truce of December 1914 that we screened in December 2009? – Joyeux Noël
  9. What was
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We proudly flew the Union flag on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day!  And got the grass mowed just in time for the special occasion as you can see!

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There were 45 men and women from Great Alne and Kinwarton who served in the Second World War.  Their names are honoured on an oak plaque that hangs in the Memorial Hall, along with another plaque commemorating those who served in the Great War.  Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall is of course a listed war memorial.

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Further details can be found on the History page of the Hall website.


Three of the soldiers listed on the memorial board died in the conflict - Herbert Lloyd, Jack Tillesley and Kenneth Wakefield. Their obituaries are shown below.

Lloyd, Herbert Henry

5253750 Private, 8th Battalion, Worcestershire- Regiment.

144th Infantry Brigade, 48th Infantry Division.

Killed in Action at Dunkirk on Wednesday 29th May 1940. Age 21.

The son of William Henry, a local farm worker, and Florence Lloyd (nee Wright), of Great Alne. He was born in Great Alne and educated at Great Alne School.

Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

He is also commemorated on the Saint Mary Magdalene Church Memorial, Great Alne.

Tillesley, Jack

402600 Sergeant, Staffordshire Yeomanry.

Died on Friday 26th March 1943. Age 29.

The son of Harry and Alice Tillesley of

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The Hall 100 Club is run to generate additional income for the Hall.

Each month there is a draw with a £100 first prize, a £50 second prize and 2 third prizes of £25 each.

Membership costs £4 per calendar month.

Details of the latest prize winners are given below

Prize Amount Ball Number Name
1st Prize£10029Ian Millard
2nd Prize£5011Lynn & Hazel Bowring
3rd Prize£2588Helen Linfoot
4th Prize£2564Robin Woodger

If you would like to join the Hall 100 Club, the rules and application form can be downloaded by using the buttons below:

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