Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge Monthly Market: is tomorrow Saturday 3rd November at Robertsbridge Hall between 10am – 12 noon. You can purchase your fresh meat, veg, bread cakes, pies and cheeses and there will be many craft and handi craft stalls, Perfect time to start your Christmas Shopping without hitting the towns. The WI Café will also be open so you can enjoy and lovely coffee and catch up with friends.

Robertsbridge Community Association: are holding its Winter Outing on Saturday 8th December and this year will be going to Chichester Christmas Market. This is held in the pedestrian areas of North St. East St. and The Cross. Chichester Cathedral is also well worth a visit, it was consecrated in 1108 and has a unique collection of paintings sculptures and glass. This trip cost £20 per person and the coach picks up from Robertsbridge Station at 9am or Hurst Green at 9.10am. Please contact Anne on 880857 to book your seat and arrange payment.

St Mary’s Salehurst: will hold the early service this Sunday 4th November at 9am at Holy Trinity in Hurst Green. At 11am at St Mary’s the service will be Family Communion.

The Concert of Remembrance will be taking place at St Mary’s Church at 6pm on 4th November also. This is to remember the fallen and those that survived in the World Wars, and for some, those that are still going on today. This evening will be a mixture of music, poetry, and true-life stories and certainly is a very moving event. It costs just £5 entry and the proceeds go between the Royal British Legion and St Mary’s.

Robertsbridge & District Archaeological Society: will be holding its next meeting at Robertsbridge Hall on Friday November 9th starting at 7.30pm. The speaker for this meeting will be Barry Wilkinson and the title is `My Time in Prison`. New members are always welcomed and if you would like to join or find out more please contact Anne on 880457.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: are now busy getting the event organised to the highest standard that we all now expect. This is very hard work and there are a great many events behind the scenes that happen to raise the funds to put the event of November 17th on. This is where you help is needed to marshal the event to keep it safe. Or to carry a collecting bucket to raise funds to help other organisations and groups within our community. If you can do either please contact myself on 880491 or pop into the Floral Boutique and we will give you the contact needed.

Also it is now time when the Society are offered, sheds, sofas, beds, hedge cuttings etc. etc. for the bonfire. This is a polite `Thank you but no thanks` to all of these. The fire is made in a specific way and the building materials are organised and sorted ready for the day, we hope no offence has been caused.

Just to let Robertsbridge Village know: that there will be 2 `Tommy` silhouettes in our village for Armistice Day. Many thanks to all those that organised this, have given up time and also to all those that donated top make it possible. A great village spirit has been shown.

DARTS: Robertsbridge Club continued their unbeaten start in the Heathfield & District Darts League with an 11-0 win at The Runt in Tun ‘A’ last Friday. On target in the singles were Pete Giles, Guy Ballard, David Goodsell, Kevin Whiteman, Coral Giles and Luke Hardy while in the pairs Dave Fortsch/Luke, David/Guy and Pete/Kevin all won. To complete the rout there were victories for Guy/Coral/David and Dave/Pete/Luke in the trebles. There were 100+ scores for Luke[140,123], Pete[125,100], Guy[124,2 x 100] and David[100].

FOOTBALL: Robertsbridge United 1st team are up to second in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division after a 1-0 victory at Bexhill A.A.C. In a close game both defences stood firm in the first period with man of the match Michael Stone prominent for The Bridge but the second period started well for The Bridge when the referee awarded a penalty 5 minutes after the re-start but Paul Barnes failed to convert the spot kick however The Bridge did take the lead on 55 minutes when Guy Ballard got his second of the season to earn all three points for The Bridge. The 2nd team hosted Division 2 leaders St.Leonards Social II and we should have taken the lead after just 2 minutes from a corner but the shot hit the post which gave the visitors a fright and just 3 minutes later they scored a soft goal while they doubled their lead on the half hour mark. The second half saw The Social dominate with a further six goals as The Bridge crumbled through in-experience of their young side despite the efforts of man of the match Callum Beighton. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to St.Leonards Social while the 2nd team are away to Rock-a-Nore at Tilekiln with both matches K.O. 2p.m.

ROBERTSBRIDGE CHARITY CUP: In the 1st Round of the Intermediate Cup, sponsored by AK Rother Taxi Services, there were wins for The J.C.Tackleway, Rye Town, Westfield and Bexhill Town which leaves Bexhill United II at home to Sedlescombe Rangers to play.