Robertsbridge and District Archaeological Society: is holding it’s meeting this evening Friday 8th April at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7.30pm. The subject for this evening is `Knole Unlocked : Exploring the archaeology of a forgotten palace. ` By Nathalie Cohen. All are welcome to attend.

There are still a few places left: on the outing on Saturday 16th April to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel Le Ferne and Walmer Castle. If you would like to book or find out more details please ring 880457.

St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding Holy Communion at 9am at the Mission Room and then Sung Eucharist at 11am at Salehurst.

A reminder that the Church will be open this Saturday for quiet reflection and prayer between 10am – 1pm. There will be areas with pictures and written materials to help you to concentrate your thoughts. Refreshments will be available.

On Saturday 16th April there will be a Spring working party that will meet at the Church from 9am. The idea is to go armed with shears, strimmers, secateurs and any other tools of choice with a view to tidying the churchyard. An injection of enthusiasm and energy is needed to get this under way and anyone that has a few hours to spare on a Saturday morning is greatly needed and appreciated. Please take along, family, friends, neighbours and anyone that you can find on the way. Many hands make light work !!

Mountfield Tennis Club: is starting its new season on Sunday 10th April starting at 10am at Vinehall School, Robertsbridge. All levels are welcome so why not pop along and see what its all about. For more information please ring 01580 881629.

DARTS: Gary Honeysett got through to the semi-finals of the singles darts. Tonight is the Pushpenny singles knockout 8p.m.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team moved up to third in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division after a comfortable 3-0 home defeat of St.Leonards Social. The Bridge took the lead after 25 minutes when Guy Ballard broke through to round the keeper and he could have scored again on the half hour mark but his header hit the crossbar. The second period was just 10 minutes old when defender Ben Hardy scored with his head from a Chris Phillips corner but then the visitors pushed to get back into the game but they found man of the match Grant Lewis in good form in the Bridge goal. The three points were secured when substitute Liam Baker lobbed the keeper after 80 minutes. The 2nd team travelled to second placed Parkfield in Division 5 with a weakened side and just eleven players. Both sides had chances in the opening twenty minutes but the first test on either keeper came after 25 minutes when Paul Rockett’ 30 yard lob was touched over by the home keeper. The second half saw the game develop into a stalemate with neither side having clear shots on goal but The Bridge had a good chance after 70 minutes when Ben Thorpe’ run past three players to the bye line looked promising until his run was stopped by the home defence. Man of the match Dan Frost had a good game at right back as the Bridge defence stood firm to claim a well earned point. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Battle Baptists while the 2nd team are at home to Magham Down with both matches K.O. 3p.m. The date for the 1st teams Birchwood Group Cup Final has been set for Monday 25th April 2016 against Peche Hill Select at The Pilot Field, Hastings K.O. 7.30p.m. There will be a coach going from Robertsbridge. The coach will leave Robertsbridge Club at 5.30p.m. at a cost of £7 per person and entrance into the final is Adults £3 : OAP’S and Children £2. To book your seat either pop into the club and put your name on the list or email me on or ring 01580-880877 before Saturday 23rd April 2016.

STOOLBALL: We are training every Thursday at the Cricket Ground from 6.30p.m. for anybody interested in joining either the Ladies or Mixed teams.

LADIES DARTS : The next instalment is at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 18th April 2016 @ 8p.m.

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