Robertsbridge

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine, The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street

Robertsbridge Utd. FC. is holding a Boot Sale on Sunday 11th August at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground, open to sellers at 8am and the public at 9am. The cost is £5 for a car boot and £10 for a van/ trailer. To book please ring Alan on 01580-880877.

Robertsbridge Aviation Society is holding the Annual Open Day on Sunday 11th August at Bush Barn, Silverhill, Robertsbridge TN32 5PA. This will be open from 10.30am - 5pm and there will be the usual bric-a-brac and book stalls, with light refreshments being available during the day. The collection of exhibits covering Civil and Military past and present, items from the Battle of Britain, and many other aeronautical items will be on display. Entrance and parking is free, however any donations that are given do help with the upkeep of the museum and are very welcomed.

The museum is open to the public on the last Sunday of the month from March to October from 2.30pm - 5pm, with visits outside of these times available by arrangement. To find out more please contact 01424773428.

Thursday 15th August is the next evening of Progressive Whist at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. Everyone is made very welcome.

If you would like to become a member of Robertsbridge Bonfire Society you need to join soon as the cut off date for membership is August 31st. There is a Badge Night being held at Robertsbridge Club on Friday 30th where you can join, if you would like to do so before then please go in and see Sandie at the Floral Boutique.

On Sunday 8th September, a little later than usual, is when the Family Flower Show and Fete is being held. This year it is being run by Robertsbridge Bonfire Society in conjunction with Robertsbridge Community Association. Schedules are now available from both of the Florists in the High Street and give all the details of the day.

There are classes for everyone this year so it is a real family affair. Even the family pet, there is to be a Fun Small Animal Show, with dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rodents. So keep this date free and help raise funds for both of these Community Groups by giving them your support.

Stoolball The weather caused the cancellation of our mixed match against Hooe last Tuesday. On Thursday the mixed team played at Crowhurst with the hosts batting first and reaching 115-7 from their 11 overs. Sophie Turner(1-9) claimed the first wicket aided by a catch from Phil Green with a run out accounting for the second and when Phil claimed his second catch from the bowling of Ian Kitson(1-7) the hosts were on 62-3. Skipper Richard Apps took a catch from Kayley Sherwood’(1-14) bowling and Richard took another catch in the next over from Josh Lewis’(1-6) bowling. Phil got his third catch from his own bowling and in the final over Penny Clark(1-17) bowled to danger man Gwylym only to see his strike fly towards Keith Apps who somehow leaped high into the air to claw the ball before it went over the boundary for the catch of the season. An opening partnership of 22 gave us a solid start before Sophie Turner(3) was bowled and then Melinda Mackay(11), Kayley(2) and Josh(11) went with the score at 80-4. Opener Ian(43) was joined Penny(21 not out) who stopped the rot and when Phil(32) joined Penny they took our total past the hosts score as we ended on 137-7 for a 22 run victory. Tuesday[13th] the mixed are at home to Brightling while on Thursday[15th] the ladies are at home to Brightling with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

Darts: A note for your diary the next Open Pairs darts is on SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2013 with registration at 7.30p.m. and an entrance fee of £1