Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge Bonfire Auction: is this evening Friday 27th May at Robertsbridge Club. This is one of the bigger fundraisers for the society so if you haven’t got plans tonight why not go along and support. Registration starts at 7pm with the Auction starting around 7.30pm.

Auctioneers this year are Neil Shuttleworth and Pippa Deeley (as seen on TV). There are many lots from fruit trees, hanging basket, promises of, gardening, singing lesson, meals for 2, beauty treatments, flowers, prints, and more up to a ride in a Ferrari, a case of wine, beautiful jewellery, tea for 2, a Polypin of Harvey’s, a weekend stay for 2 over bonfire weekend at `The Dairy` in Robertsbridge, and of course the Honour of Lighting this years Robertsbridge Bonfire. There are so many more lots too, so something for everyone and everyone’s pocket. It is a great night so go along and have a fantastic night.

St Mary’s Salehurst: services this week Sunday May 29th Trinity 1 start with Holy Communion at 9am at the Mission Room in Fair Lane and then at Salehurst at 11am Matins.

There was a good turnout last week for the Afternoon Tea Time service. Several new faces and some great new songs to learn. Thanks to all those that helped to organise the afternoon, brought friends along or provided the cakes . The next service is on Sunday June 26th, put it in your diary.

Age Concern: there will be no meeting this week on Monday due to the Bank Holiday. Meetings will resume on Monday 6th June at Robertsbridge Hall at 10.30am

Open House with Huw Merriman M.P: on Thursday 2nd June at The Ostrich in Station Road at 8pm. Go along to chat to Huw about National and Local issues. Possible topics for the evening will be EU Referendum, Rother Valley Railway, Future Housing Developments, Schools, A21, Immigration, local banks and shops, in fact anything else you may want to discuss. You can contact Huw on huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk and his web site is www.huwmerriman.org

RobArt Exhibition: is between 4th June until 12th and is being held at the Stade Hall in Hastings. This is to take the talents of five of our village artists to a wider audience. The artists led by Roger Hill are Paul Pitman, Frances Bristow, Gary Brinklow and Martin Brockman. The exhibition will run from 10am until 5pm each day. RobArt have been supported by the Robertsbridge Enterprise Group to put on this showcase of the art that makes our village so special. Admission is free, but a collection is being made for the RNLI. This is a great opportunity to be proud of our village so why not pop along and have a morning or afternoon browsing some of the talents that Robertsbridge holds.

Robertsbridge Jazz Club: is meeting on Thursday June 9th at Robertsbridge Hall from 8pm – 10.30pm. Tickets are £8 in advance available from Judges Bakery and on the door at £10. This month the Club is Proud to present the captivating Jazz Vocalist Sue Rivers, with Ted Beament on piano, Pete Ringrose on bass and Pete Beament on drums. A great night is on offer.

www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com

Finally: just a word about `Breachys` funeral on Monday. His family and friends did him proud. The Church at Salehurst was packed with so many people that showed how much Simon was loved among all walks of life. There was great music, and very touching tributes paid that made everyone laugh and cry. He then took his last trip on a vintage flat bed lorry with cars and landrovers behind along the A21 to Hastings where he met another huge group of friends and family. Lovely tributes from his close family, the crematorium was again full. He was such a well-loved bloke that everyone will miss.

Sadly in the early hours of Monday, Martin Lawrence passed away, making the pain for Caroline, Amber, Bethany, Helen and Rita double fold on this day. But they carried on with great dignity and love and our condolences go out to them at this very tough time.

DARTS: Dave Fortsch and Michael Stone won the Pushpenny Pairs Knockout at Finals Night. This Sunday is the Open Pairs Darts Knockout at Robertsbridge Club with registration at 7.30p.m. Entry is just £1 and you don’t even have to be a dart player to enter as it is just for fun. This is a very popular event with loads of fun and cheap drinks as well in the newly re-furbished function room so come on down and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

HOVE DOGS: If you have not booked your seat yet this is your last chance to enjoy an evening out at Hove Dogs on Saturday 11th June 2016 leaving Robertsbridge Club at 5.30p.m. The cost is £25 per person but this includes Entry, Travel, Food, 2 Drinks and a Bet so please contact Alan Apps on 01580-880877 or email alanapps@btinternet.com to book your seat now.

STOOLBALL: The Ladies started their season off with a home victory against Pett by 11 runs on a cold Tuesday evening last week. Skipper Mel Mackay lost the toss and the visitors decided to bat first and an opening partnership of 53 between Lisa(62) and Tina(10) was broken when Lisa Fifield(1-10) had Tina caught by Sarah Clark. Jackie(33 retired) joined Lisa to put on 54 before Lisa was bowled by Lou Taylor(1-15) and then young Becks(7n.o.) and Louise(6n.o.) saw Pett reach 139-2 off their allotted 11 overs. There was just 12 runs on the board in reply when Jackie Kuhler(7) was bowled and just 7 runs later Lou(3) was run out. Abigail Green(30) and Sarah Clark(65 retired) put on 68 to steady the innings before Abigail was run out which brought in young Charlie Apps(6) who shared a 22 run partnership with Sarah before she was bowled. Sarah retired with the score on 144 to allow her daughter Alisha(3n.o.) and Lucy Kuhler(8n.o.) to see out the innings and reach 150-4. The Mixed played at Staplecross last Thursday and were put into bat with Keith Apps(14) and Sarah Clark(42) sharing an opening partnership of 49 before Keith was caught which brought in JJ Boast(97n.o.) to share a 99 run partnership but then wickets fell quickly as Penny Clark(0), Jackie Kuhler(2), Lucy Kuhler(3) and Diane Kitson(0n.o.) saw us finish our 11 overs on 179-5. Staplecross lost their first wicket with the score on 7 when Graham Clark(2-1-33) clean bowled Bronia(3) and when Nick(20) was bowled by Keith the hosts were on 32 but a stand of 149 between Carolyn(40) and Adrian(101n.o.) saw the hosts win by 14 runs. Our Mixed Tournament last Sunday was postponed due to a waterlogged ground. Tuesday[31st] sees the Ladies travel to Icklesham while on Thursday[2nd] the Mixed are at home to Pett with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

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