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The Trust is obliged to make the hall available for use by the inhabitants of East Sutton without distinction of political religious or other opinions including use for meetings lectures and classes and other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

The Trust is responsible for all outgoings and is responsible for keeping the building in good repair. The Trust does not receive funding from the Local Authority but holds fund raising events to raise funds to keep the hall in good condition and open for locals to use and enjoy.

The Filmer Hall Trust is registered by the Charity Commission no. 1002760


The hall is a former school house which was built in 1862 and then extended in 1905.  The hall is named after the Filmer family who played an important part in village life. Their home was East Sutton Park which the Filmer family owned. Robert Filmer was the last male heir, he died in 1916 age 37 fighting for his country. The Filmer family kept East Sutton Park until 1939 when it was requisitioned by the Government for use as a military hospital.

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