Village market: Robertsbridge Village Market is tomorrow on Saturday 6th September between 10am – 12 noon at Robertsbridge Hall. Something for everyone with a big selection of food, including Fruit & Veg, Dairy, Pork Butcher, Bread, Cakes, Pet Foods, Plants, Jams and Preserves and so much more. Light refreshments are available thanks to the WI and a lovely social village morning to be had. Checkout the new facebook page if you have it, at www.facebook.com/robertsbridgemarket
Live music: Robertsbridge Club have the band `Pass the Cat` tomorrow evening September 6th starting at 8pm.
Jazz music: Robertsbridge Jazz Club presents live Jazz on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Robertsbridge Hall. Next Jazz Night is Thursday 11th September between 8pm – 10.30pm. There is a bar, food and comfortable table seating with tickets priced at just £8 for adults and £4 for children. These can be bought in advance at Judges Bakery or on the door on the night. This month will see Henry Lowther (Trumpet) with Mike Hext (Trombone), Gareth Williams (Piano), Dave Green (Bass) and Pete Beament (Drums).
Fundraising dance: Robertsbridge Bonfire Society has a busy time coming up with the Rock & Roll Dance on Friday 12th September at Robertsbridge Hall between 7.30pm and midnight. Tickets are £10 in advance by ringing 880468 or £12 on the door. Music from the Backbeat Jivers supported by Running Wild. Bring your own refreshments.
Flower and Pet Show: On Sunday 14th September is the Flower and Pet Show being held again at Robertsbridge Hall. This is a lovely family afternoon event and there are classes for all ages. Schedules are available from the Floral Boutique or Robertsbridge Club.
Bonfire Society: Thursday 18th September is the next Bonfire Society meeting at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8pm. Soon is time to get all activities going to put on our own event so please put this date in your diary.
Pub music: Salehurst Halt presents `Box of Frogs` on Sunday 14th September between 5pm – 8pm.
Fashion Show: Salehurst Primary School Association is holding a Fashion Show of High Street Clothes on Saturday 27th September. All prices are slashed with bargains galore. Tickets cost £6 that includes a complimentary drink, and these are available from the school. Ring 881884 for more details.
Condolences: Finally we would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Mac (Malcolm McCleod) who died just over a week ago. His funeral will take place at Salehurst on Monday 8th September at 3pm. Family flowers only with donations to St.Michaels Hospice via the undertakers Waterhouse. After the service back to the Ostrich.
Football: The season kicks off tomorrow with the Paul Mitchell sponsored 1st team away to Sedlescombe Rangers in the Premier Division of the Macron East Sussex Football League while the Playfoot Engineering sponsored 2nd team are away to Sedlescombe Rangers III in Division 6 at Bexhill Road with both matches K.O. 3p.m. A note for your diary : - Quiz Night on Saturday 27th September 2014 at Robertsbridge Club @ 7.30p.m. Teams of up to six players @ £2 each. For more info or to book a table please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stoolball: We entertained Hooe last Thursday[28th] in our penultimate mixed match. Hooe lost their first wicket on the second ball of Sarah Clark’[1-13] over aided by a catch from skipper Richard Apps and when Richard[1-10] bowled the second over Sarah returned the favour by catching Jill, the other opener, as Hooe wobbled at 23-2. A third wicket partnership of 21 between Scott and Judy[35n.o.] steadied the innings until Scott was caught by Richard from Penny Clark’[1-6] bowling but John joined Judy to put on 29 before he was caught by Graham Clark from JJ Boast’[1-12] bowling as Hooe ended their 8 overs on 78-4. An opening partnership of 83 between JJ[68n.o.] and Sophie Turner[14n.o.] was the best sensible batting we have done all season with both retiring to give young Jem Ahsam[9n.o.] and Charlie Apps[4n.o.] a bat as we finished on 104-0. The Ladies played at Icklesham Tournament last Sunday[31st] with Pett our first opponents. Excellent fielding led to a run out and the only wicket as Pett ended their 4 overs on 72-1 while in reply we lost Sophie Turner in the first over but a second wicket partnership of 62 between Charlie Apps[6n.o.] and Sarah Clark[43n.o.] saw us lose by just 5 runs. Once again excellent fielding led to Hooe losing two wickets while Di Kitson[1-12] took the other wicket as Hooe ended on 66-3 while an unbeaten stand of 71 between Sarah[54n.o.] and Christina[10n.o.] gave us a 5 run win. We batted first against Icklesham and lost both openers Melinda Mackay and Emma Turner early and when Di was run out we were struggling but Sophie[10n.o.] and Charlie[8n.o.] got us to 51-3 but despite losing a wicket to a caught and bowled by Sarah[1-23] on the first ball Icklesham recovered to win by 38 runs. Our final match was against Brightling with Di being run out in the second over but Sophie[26n.o.] and Charlie[6n.o.] got us to 49-1 however Brightling were too strong and although we fielded well with a run out and a catch for Sarah from Melinda’[1-11] bowling they ended on 66-2. Sarah won the most catches medal. We finish our season on Sunday 7th September 2014 when we host our Ladies Tourrnament at the Cricket Ground from 10.30a.m. There will be refreshments available during the morning so why not come down and see what stoolball is all about as this is only played in Sussex.
Sandie Madge and Sue Paine
The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street