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28th May, 2022

Dedication service is held for memorial garden to the fallen

GREAT Alne and Kinwarton Memorial Hall opened its Armistice Centenary Memorial Garden at a Service of Dedication recently.

The garden commemorates the lives of those men and women from Great Alne and Kinwarton who served and fell during the Great War of 1914-1918 and was created from derelict land behind the Hall at a cost of £27,000.

Hall chairman Martyn Davey said: “We believe it will be a fitting and lasting tribute to them 100 years after the ending of an appalling conflict that killed and injured so many people.”

The service was attended by 74 people and supported by the Alcester Branch of the Royal British Legion who brought ‘Tommy Alcester’ with them.

Tommy aims to raise funds to commemorate the lives of those who died in the War, to educate all generations about why they died, and to heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the physical and mental wounds of their service.

The creation of the garden has only been possible thanks to the generous grants and donations received from Awards for All, Tesco, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Great Alne Parochial Charity, Warwickshire County Council Councillors’ Grant Fund, Waitrose, Great Alne Parish Council, Kinwarton Parish Council, Great Alne & Kinwarton WI and Friends of The Memorial Hall.

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