Robertsbridge news
Robertsbridge news

Robertsbridge Scouts: are holding a Bingo Night this evening Friday 25th November at 7pm at Robertsbridge Hall. There will be lots of prizes, a raffle and lots of fun. Everyone is welcome to go along and have a great evening.

Music at the Salehurst Halt: tonight Friday 25th November starting at 8.30pm, presenting Mockingjay.

St Mary’s Salehurst: are holding its Christmas Fair tomorrow Saturday 26th November at Robertsbridge Hall between 10am and 1pm. Lots of gifts and pressies to buy while supporting the church and having fun.

The service this week on Sunday 27th November is at Salehurst at 11am, which is the 1st Sunday of Advent and will be Sung Eucharist.

The monthly afternoon service will be held at the Primary School during the winter months and has been named St Mary’s Connection. It will start at 4pm and there will be worship, cakes and crafts on offer.

Poppinghole Christmas Fair: is taking place tomorrow Saturday 26th November between 10am – 4pm. This is an annual event that raises funds for the MS Society. Please feel free to pop along.

Willow Lantern Workshop: is taking place this Sunday 27th November at Robertsbridge Club between 12 noon and 3pm. This is a free event for all the family; the lanterns will be used in the parade on Christmas Capers Night next week Friday December 2nd.

On Capers Night: the High Street will be closed to traffic between 6pm – 9pm. There will be stalls and displays, a little festive cheer from the shops, lots of activities and fun for everyone. Please support our village traders and groups and have a great time as Christmas is now approaching fast.

Just a few event dates coming up for December: Robertsbridge Hall running a trip to Windsor Castle that will be decked out for Christmas. If you are interested in going please contact 880457 for details and availability.

Jazz Club night: is on Thursday 8th December at Robertsbridge Hall between 8pm – 10pm. Ring 880274 for details.

Saturday 10th December: there will a Holistic Christmas Fair at Robertsbridge Hall. Many alternative therapies, jewellery, art, raffle and refreshments available. This is open between 10am - 4pm. Proceeds from the raffle and refreshments will be going to `Warming up the Homeless`.

Finally Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: what a fantastic night was had last Saturday evening. The day started of great with the huge Maroon at 7am, this could be heard in surrounding villages this year. From then on it looked like things were going to be great, weather was good, jobs were sorted, Guys arrived and then so did the rain. Lots of people didn’t turn out to celebrate as it was so wet. But my goodness there were loads that did. Bonfire Societies arrived from all across the area and were not disappointed in what they came to see. The rain did relent at times during the procession, but the spirits of those on procession were not daunted by a bit of rain. The village was a flame with a thousand lit torches and as the front of the procession turned the corner at the High Street it was still coming out of the station at the other end. Always a fantastic sight with a great atmosphere. This was then surpassed by the Bonfire that burned very brightly with a small amount of wind to keep it going. Then the Effigy, well what can be said. Congratulations to the crew and the bonfire society for putting on such an image. Mr Trump certainly did `Trump` on Saturday. Then the firework display lit the skyline up with such fantastic colours, shapes and sounds and of course bangs. Considering how bad the weather had been it was a brilliant night for all those that took part and the people that came out to watch. There are so many thanks to be said that it would fill the page if I listed them all, so in brief. Thanks to Robertsbridge Bonfire Society, The Club, Rother Valley Railway, the Cricket Club, Parish Council, and the public who came out and supported throughout the year at fundraisers to make this event possible. The spectators that donated on Saturday night to enable the collection this year to be around £2300.00. Well done to you all. Heres to next year. By the way the Christmas Draw tickets are now available from shops and pubs in the village. This is for the chance to win one of three luxury hampers just before Christmas.

They will be on display next Friday at Christmas Capers at the Floral Boutique, so go along and buy your tickets while they are still available.

FOOTBALL: There was no 2nd team match last week. Tomorrow the Bridge 1st team are away to Rock-a-Nore in the 1st Round of the Paul Mitchell Plastering Contractors sponsored Robertsbridge Charity Intermediate Cup K.O. 1.30p.m. while the 2nd team are away to West Hill United II at William Parker School in the Macron East Sussex Football League Division 5 K.O. 2p.m.

FRIDAY DARTS: We played at Mountfield Club ‘A’ last week and won the single darts 6-1 with wins for Guy Ballard, Gary Honeysett, Kevin Dixon, Dave Goodsell, Pete Giles and Coral Giles while Nic Breslin/Coral won the Ladies Pairs 2-0. There were 100 + scores for Coral[133], Dave[111], Guy[100 x 5], Gary[100 x 2] and Pete[100 x 2]. We won pushpenny 5-0 with victories for Dave Goodsell, Ted Goldfinch, Dave Fortsch, Gary Honeysett and Coral Giles with a ‘goldwatch’ apiece for Ted and Coral. Tonight we are away to Mountfield Club ‘B’ 8p.m.

LADIES DARTS: The next event will be at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 28th November at 8p.m. The event is open to any ladies who want to play darts.

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