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Tomorrow Saturday 11th August you are invited to Mountfield Village Hall between 10am – 4pm for the launch of `Silas & the Mountfield Treasure` by Trevor Sully.

Light refreshments will be available. Entry is by donation and these will go to the upkeep of the hall. Copies of Trevor’s book will be available from the Old Saddlery Bookshop in Robertsbridge High Street.

On Sunday 12th August, Robertsbridge Club will be open for the Footballs Charity Shield from 1pm. The following weekend on both the Saturday and Sunday the premiership football matches will be shown in HD.

Also on Sunday 12th is the Aviation Society and Museum Annual Open Day, opening at 10.30am until 5pm. The Aviation Museum will be open all day with exhibits and artefacts from WW1, WW2 and beyond. There will also be books for sale, bric-a-brac stall, a tombola and a raffle. Refreshments are available all day. Admission and parking is free but any donations are gratefully received and go towards the upkeep of the museum. All this can be found at Bush Barn Robertsbridge TN32 5PA. Throughout the year the society also collect bric-a-brac, clothing, clean rags, bags, fluffy toys this is all for their re-cycling rag bag collections. The only thing they do not recycle is duvets and pillows. Any donation of Aviation Memorabilia for the museum is also gratefully received. If you want further information on any of the above please contact 01424773428 or email

Wednesday 15th August is the next Tea dance Party at Robertsbridge Club between 2pm – 4.30pm Very informal afternoon with music and dancing from DJ Lumpy, tea, cakes a raffle and lots of chat. All for £3.50 this event is run on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and raises funds for Robertsbridge Bonfire Society.

Thursday 16th August is the next date for the Progressive Whist Drive at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Also on Thursday 16th is the next Robertsbridge Bonfire Society meeting at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8.30pm. Subs are due to be paid by Friday 31st August and can be done so at either this meeting or by taking the money into Sandie at the Floral Boutique, or starting this year, a last chance on Badge Night which will be on Friday 31st August at Robertsbridge Club. If you don’t pay subs there will be no marching for you, with Robertsbridge, at any of the away events or at our home Bonfire in November.

On Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, there will be a Family Fun Day starting at 12 noon until late. There will be a 24 hour cricket match taking place, with BBQ, Bar, Live Music, Bouncy Castles, Tombola, raffle, cake stall and much more, this is being held at Robertsbridge Cricket Ground. There is no entry fee for this event but all profits will be going to the Association of People with M.E / BLISS.

Football: Training is on Tuesday evenings from 6.30p.m. at the Recreation Ground. Dates for your diary : Saturday 15th September 2012 Live at Robertsbridge Club are ‘Peak Output’ from 8p.m. Saturday 20th October 2012 we are holding a ‘Race Night’ from 8p.m.

Stoolball: The mixed team played at Crowhurst on Thursday and batting first we lost opener Josh Lewis[1], Sophie Turner[6], Richard Apps[7] and JJ Boast[6] with just 30 on the board but a 5th wicket partnership of 112 between Claire Hatter[30 not out] and skipper Phil Green[73 not out] saw us complete our 11 overs finishing on 142-4. The hosts lost their first wicket on 18 when Josh held onto a catch from Bev Green’s bowling and when Josh took his second catch from his own bowling the hosts were on 33-2. Claire took the next wicket and when opener Steve[47] was run out the hosts were still on course at 62-4 but some good bowling saw Alan Apps clean bowl the next victim, then take a catch from Di Kitson’s bowling while Di took a catch from Phil’s bowling to leave the hosts on 96-8 and with the hosts needing 9 runs of the last over skipper Phil cleaned up the final two wickets as the hosts finished on 137 all out. We played at Icklesham mixed tournament last Sunday and although we failed to win any of our four games all the players enjoyed the day and won some of the raffle prizes. Tuesday[14th] the mixed are away to Icklesham and on Thursday(16th) they are away to Brightling with both matches starting at 6.45p.m.

Fishing: The season has started and the Rother Fishery Association yearly tickets for fishing the Rother are now available from Alan Apps(01580-880877) @ £3.25 for anybody over the age of 12. Don’t forget to get your rod licence from the Post Office.

Darts: The dart season is approaching and it is time to start practicing. The very popular ‘Open Darts Competition’ will be on Sunday 26th August 2012 with registration at 7.30p.m. This is getting very popular so make sure you register on time as there will be a closing time of 7.45p.m. so don’t be late. There will also be a raffle.

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