Beacon on the green

The Souldrop Millenium Beacon

The Souldrop Millennium Beacon

The names of Souldrop

Sign on the green with the names of  Souldrop

Commemorative plaques

Commemorative plaques adorn the beacon

A close-up of the Souldrop Ploughman

A close-up of the Souldrop Ploughman

The village sign showing the evolution of the various names of Souldrop

Sulthorpe
Soulthrop
Souldroppe
Souldrop

 

 

A Place To Love

The Danes they came and settled here
A thousand years ago
They built their homes on a hill
Where a brook runs swift below

‘SUL’ was their name for furrow
‘And it seemed in days of yore
‘A furrow ploughed by giants
Had formed the valley’s floor

And so they called it SOLTHORP
‘Furrow village’, but somehow
The years have changed the spelling
And it is SOULDROP now

The village of my fathers
Has always been my home
A place that I return to
Wherever I may roam

JACK ADAMS

 

The beacon itself was built to commemorate the Millennium for  the year 2000AD

The smaller plaque reads..

THIS BEACON WAS BUILT BY
STEVE HARRIS
LOCAL ENGINEER
TO CELEBRATE THE MILLENNIUM

Water Down!

Residents of Souldrop have been without water for much of today (Saturday 3rd Aug)

This according to Anglian Water is due to a burst water main

We apologise to customers in Souldrop, Bedford who currently have no water or low water pressure.

This is caused by a burst water main and we are working hard to restore your supply.

Our current estimated time for this is 20:00 hrs

Further details will be added to this message as soon as they become available.

Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience caused by this interruption to your service.

Further updates can be found at the Anglia Water ‘Interruptions’ page here