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Next Saturday 25th August is the Annual Flower Show and Fete and Dog Show run by Robertsbridge Bonfire Society at Robertsbridge Hall.

Schedules are available from Sandie at the Floral Boutique. Have you got your flowers and vegetables ready, your preserves and cakes or just pop along and show your support and have afternoon tea and a chat with friends.

For any further details you can ring 880200.

On Sunday 26th there will be an Open Pairs Darts knockout at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8pm. Entry fee is just £1.00 and there will also be a raffle.

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th between 10am – 4pm at the Church Room in Fair Lane, the Annual Exhibition is taking place. There will be exhibits of Painting, Pottery, Photography, Sculpture, Jewellery and Woodcarving. There will be refreshments available during the day. Admission to this event is Free and well worth a visit.

Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August is the Fun Day at Robertsbridge Cricket Ground, from 12noon until late. There will be the end of the 24-hour cricket match, BBQ, cakes, raffle, tombola, raffle, bouncy castles and many more activities for all the family. All profits go to the Association of People with M.E. / BLISS, there is no entrance fee for this event so a free afternoon and what you spend will go to a good cause.

This year celebrates 125 years of Cricket in our Community. There will be a celebration day on Saturday September 8th starting at 1.25pm at the Cricket Ground. There will be a duck race, 20/20 cricket, traditional English Tea and Fizz, a Jazz Blues Band. Tickets are available from the Floral Boutique and cost £10.00 all family members are welcome. For any further details contact Caren on 07538595730 or email

Badge Night for Robertsbridge Bonfire Members is on Friday 31st August at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8pm and this is the last chance to pay your subs or join as a member. No membership means no bonfires home or away, or coaches with RBS this season.

Fast approaching is the Bonfire Society Annual Golf Day at Hemsted Forest Golf Club in Cranbrook. The day consists of, bacon roll and tea or coffee to start with at 10am, golf with first tee at 11am, 2 course meal after the golf, prize presentations, a charity auction, anticipating that the day will end around 7pm. For all the finer details on formats and costs etc. please contact Roger Palamarczuk on 07918683401 or 01580 880639 or email

We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Ken Weeks who died last week after quite a few years of ill health. Anyone that knew him will remember him by the fact that he was a cheeky chap with a big sense of humour and I am sure he will be greatly missed.

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 Brightling on Tuesday with the hosts batting first Sophie Turner claimed the first wicket helped by Ian Kitson’ catch and then Ian, helped by Josh Lewis’ catch, saw the hosts struggling at 15-2 before a third wicket partnership of 40 steadied the innings. Good fielding resulted in a run out and then Josh took his second catch of the match from Richard Apps’ bowling as the hosts finished on 124-4. Our reply was probably our worst batting performance this season as nobody could cope with the hosts accurate bowling apart from JJ Boast who ended up unbeaten on 14 as we were skittled out for 59. We played better at Hooe on Thursday with the hosts batting first they lost their first wicket on 5 when Alan Apps held onto a catch behind the wicket from Di Kitson’s bowling and in the third over Ian Kitson took the next wicket holding onto a return catch. The hosts lost their third wicket with 25 runs on the board when Di took a catch behind the wickets from Melinda Mackay’ bowling. Josh Lewis struck with his first ball but a mini revival saw the hosts get to 63 before their next wicket fell to skipper Phil Green with the help of a catch from Josh and when JJ Boast held onto a catch from Sophie Turner’ bowling the hosts were struggling on 73-6 and in the final over they lost two more wickets to run out’s before ending their innings on 85-8. In reply we got off to a disastrous start losing both our openers with just 4 runs on the board and it got worse losing another two wickets in the next over but Josh[26] and Bev Green[20] steadied the innings supported by JJ[15] and Alan[19 not out] we finished our innings on 108-9 to win by 23 runs. On Tuesday[21st] the mixed are at home to Catsfield 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 The High Street