Robertsbridge

St Mary’s Salehurst: start this Sunday 27th October with the early service at Holy Trinity in Hurst Green at 9am. Later at 11am there will be a Holy Communion Service at St Mary’s. There will also be a later service at Salehurst of Prayer and Praise at 6.30pm.

Next Sunday: 4th November there will be a Concert of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church. This is an evening of music, prose, and poetry starting at 6pm.

The following Sunday will be Remembrance Sunday which is actually on 11th November this year and being the centenary will be a special service for many.

Many of you may already know this, but as it is Centenary year the Royal British Legion have been making the very poignant silhouettes of a `World 1 Soldier` that are very prominent in some towns and villages. Robertsbridge Section of the Legion is very small and the deadline was missed, as there were no funds to pay for one. However, over last weekend Paul Kemble-Bielecki set up a gofundme page on Facebook to raise the £1050.00 that was needed. Robertsbridge has, up to the moment of me writing, raised £1384.00 in just 3 days and this is going to enable us to have one silhouette. The page is still going and it is hoped that as so many people have been very generous, and many still don’t know about it, there may be enough raised for the village to have a pair. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the Ripley’s Forge and their Blacksmith Jocky Wilson offer8ing to make them. The reason is the Legion dates have closed, Ripley’s have said they will make the silhouettes free of charge as long as the money that the legion would have got still goes to the Legion. So all that is raised will be going to the Royal British Legion. It’s a win win situation. A huge thanks to all of those that have donated to have made it possible, and to those that still wants to donate.

What a fantastic village this is.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: will need marshals and collectors on November 17th to help raise funds for the village groups and associations. Marshals are an integral part of the main event and if you feel you could help out in either of these jobs please contact a bonfire member or there are weekly meetings now at Robertsbridge Club on a Thursday at 8pm.

Robertsbridge Scouts – will be holding a Bingo Evening on Friday 30th November at Robertsbridge Hall. Great prizes to be won, a raffle and refreshments will be available. Eyes down at 7pm.

DARTS: For the second week running Robertsbridge Club won 8-3 in the Heathfield & District Darts League. There were single victories for Pete Giles, Gary Honeysett, Coral Giles and Guy Ballard while there were doubles wins for Dan Povey/Luke Hardy and David Goodsell/Guy. Finally there were trebles victories for Luke/Gary/Pete and Guy/Coral/David. There were 100+ scores for Luke[2x140,121,100], David[2x100] and Guy[2x100]. Tonight we are away to the Runt in Tun II at 8.30p.m.

FOOTBALL: Robertsbridge United F.C., sponsored by Playfoot Engineering, saw the 1st team beat Sidley United 2-0 in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division with the first goal coming on the quarter hour mark when man of the match Chris Phillips scored and just 2 minutes later Curtis Coombes doubled the lead. The second period saw both sides cancel each other out with stout defending as the game ended with three points for The Bridge. The young 2nd team struggle in Division 2 continued with defeat at Catsfield. The hosts scored after just 10 minutes when a free kick went straight under the diving Bridge keeper Aaron Ottley and 10 minutes later the hosts striker was left unmarked for a free header and a 2-0 half-time lead. Catsfield increased their lead on 55 minutes when slack marking led to a shot going through Ottley’ legs and further gaols in the 70th, 77th and 85th minutes gave the hosts a comfortable 6-0 win and still the Bridge 2nd team have failed to score a league goal. Jordan Isaac was man of the match for The Bridge. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Bexhill A.A.C. at Buxton Drive while the 2nd team host leaders St.Leonards Social II with both matches K.O. 3p.m.