Robertsbridge

Quiz Night: this evening at the Mission Room in Fair Lane. A team of 6 at just £7.00 per person entry and this includes a ploughman’s supper. Doors open at 7pm for the start of the quiz at 7.30pm. Proceeds will be split between St Mary’s and the British Legion.

St Mary’s Salehurst: is holding Holy Communion at the Mission Room at 9am and then Matins at 11am at Salehurst this Sunday 18th October.

Tickets at £7 are available from the bakers and florists in the village for the evening of 23rd October, when the retired Queens Equerry visits Robertsbridge Hall to speak on the subject of Royal Jubilees, from Victoria until now. This starts at 7.30pm with the proceeds going to St Mary’s Church Salehurst.

Community Church will be holding its service at the Youth Centre on Sunday at 10.30am.

On Thursday you can pop in to the coffee morning at the Hub in the High Street next to the Chemist from 9.15am.

On Friday mornings there is a Prayer meeting also at the Hub at 10.15am. Everyone is welcome to all of these events.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: is running a coach to Hastings event tomorrow Saturday 17th October. At time of writing there are a few seats left to members and non-members. If you want to try a last minute booking please contact Sandie on 880977 or on facebook to check for availability and details.

Also if you would like to help collect on Robertsbridge Bonfire Night or marshal please contact Sandie as above to volunteer.

Flu Clinics: are happening now, there are clinics at Oldwood Surgery on Wednesday 21st & 28th October between 2pm – 5pm and on Monday 26th October between 15.10 & 18.00. These are by appointment only so please make sure you book on 880790.

Robertsbridge United Football Club: is holding a Poker Night on Saturday 31st October at Robertsbridge Club. Games start at 7.30pm so get there earlier to book in. Entry is £5 per player with cash, prizes and a raffle to be won.

Health Walks: on a Tuesday morning are now part of the Robertsbridge scene. Meet up outside the George Inn at 9.30am and go for a buggy and toddler friendly walk which lasts just an hour. Make sure you dress for the weather to enjoy this event and don’t forget wellies is wet. Please contact Paula for any further information on 07740899559.

Robertsbridge Archaeological Society – would like to thank everyone that attended the recent talk by Clive Mayhew on `Robertsbridge 1915`. This raised £168.00 and out of this £85.00 has been sent to St Michaels Hospice and the remainder to the Beadle History Award fund, which is used to encourage an interest in History in local school children.

Thanks: are sent to all friends and relatives of Rita and Martyn Lawrence for helping out whilst Rita spent some time in hospital recently. It was their 40th Anniversary last weekend so good wishes are sent to them and hope they stay well.

St Michaels Hospice: scratch cards are available for just £1 from the Floral Boutique. You could win up to £1000 for just a pound, and help out a local charity in the process.

Ruth Wagon: sadly passed away back in August. She was a well-known and well-loved person in the village of Robertsbridge and has been sadly missed by her family and friends. To celebrate her life there is to be a Memorial Service held on Sunday 1st November at St Mary’s Church, Salehurst at 2.30pm. It is hoped that many of her friends will attend to remember her.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team hosted Hollington United in the Premier Division of the Macron East Sussex Football League and were a goal down after the visitors were awarded a penalty in the 1st minute and slack defending saw Hollington double their lead on 10 minutes. The Bridge suddenly woke up and pulled a goal back when Guy Ballard headed home on the quarter hour mark and the same player levelled the scores 5 minutes later with a tap in to go into the break. The second period started like the first with the Bridge allowing the visitors to strike twice in the 60th and 65th minutes but we could have pulled a goal back on 80 minutes when we were awarded a penalty but Ballard’ kick went over the bar and just 5 minutes from the end Hollington made it 5-2. Man of the match was Adam Hardy. The 2nd team travelled the short distance to Battle Baptists III for a Divisiopn 5 match and were caught napping after 6 minutes when we allowed the home striker too much room however we levelled on 15 minutes when a goalmouth scramble saw Dan Goodsell slot home. The rest of the first period saw both teams have chances. The halftime team talk by manager Darren Poole saw a better performance by the Bridge and the reward came after 70 minutes when good work by man of the match Colin Eade found Matt Winchester who struck from ten yards to give the Bridge all three points. Tomorrow the 1st team are without a game but the 2nd team are at home to F.C.Westridge in the 1st Round of the Hastings F.A. Lower Divisions Cup K.O. 2.30p.m. The next fund-raising is a ‘Poker Night’ at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 31st October 2015 at 7.30p.m. Entrance is £5 per person and there will be a raffle as well.

LADIES DARTS: Just a reminder that there will be an open darts evening on Monday 26th Oct 2015 from 8p.m. at Robertsbridge Club. Entry is free to any ladies interested in playing for fun.

DARTS: The League starts tonight with a home match against Old King John @ 8p.m.

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