8th November 2018

The Chocolate Soldier

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Doug Hemmings and Debbie Daniels

The entries for this year's Chocolate Soldier Trophy, which is an inter-club competition, were:

The Last Laugh” -  Lichfield Movie Makers

Market Harborough Classic Cars” – Market Harborough Movie Makers

“Short Cut” -  Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers

"The Old Banger” -  Nuneaton Moviemakers

“Barra ‘An Island Paradise’” - Stoke Cine and Video Society

No Postcode” Derby Movie Makers

Peter and Gordon

Peter Durnell holding the trophy which he won for his film "Barra 'An Island Paradise'.    Right: Gordon Hunt

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The results were:

Winner:  Barra 'An Island Paradise'

Second:  No Postcode

Third:  Market Harborough Classic Cars

There was an audience of over 50 people.   They were treated to a delicious buffet and a raffle with masses of lovely prizes.

Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of the Chocolate Soldier.  It was founded by a group called "Film Group '88" in 1969.  This group was based in Bournville and it is believed that the association with Cadbury's is one of the reasons why the trophy has become known as the Chocolate Soldier Trophy.  It is in fact made of wood!  And it's not a soldier.  It's a man holding a video camera!

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