Photo’s and words by Keeley Daize
“The choir were amazing and delivered a varied and beautiful concert at All Saint’s church. The audience were relaxed and mesmerised by the wonderful music and all really enjoyed the evening. The only distraction being Simon’s assistance dog trying to join in the choruses!!! We followed up with cheese, wine and a bar at the village hall where everyone got the chance to relax further, chat and catch up with friends. Overall a fantastic evening.
We would like to relay our heartfelt thanks to all members of the Sharnbrook Gospel Choir and everyone who came along or bought tickets plus Nick Wells for organised donation of our alcoholic drinks. You all helped us to raise another £502.50 towards getting our toilets upgraded and installing disabled access to the village hall.”
Spring gets under way in Souldrop and once again the colours return to life after the drabness of winter. We take a peek at Lenny’s hidden Eden and find that a Cricket match is in full swing. The shoots of wheat are just popping their heads above the soil in the nearby fields as the colossal new neighbours ‘Tom Dick and Harry’ turbines tower above the trees at Windmill Hill. Situated at Airfield Farm at Santa Pod these guys are as big as they get reaching some 420 foot. The Blackmere turbine also towers above the trees in the Forty Foot hedge line.
The meadows surrounding the village are returning to green and the late Kim’s Tulips bring a splash of colours to the ambience of All Saints graveyard recently recovering from a horrible break in.
It is difficult photographing the village without showing cars and wheely-bins I had to work hard to keep them to a minimum in the shots.The village is never totally free of clutter so in a way it would be disingenuous to display otherwise, so there will be the odd bin or car lurking on the fringes!
We would like to thank Lenny for letting us get right into his ‘garden of eden’ and the wonderful folk of our village for taking the care to make Souldrop a feast for the eye’s!
All photo’s taken by Steve Andrews on April 10 2017: Copyright Steve Andrews.
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Last Sunday April 2nd traction engines maintained and driven by Dave Venn with his Burrell general purpose engine visited the Bedford Arms once more with Robbie Foreman ,second picture down, shown leaving Souldrop on Ted Wootton’s Fowler road locomotive.
Thanks to Jeremy Viewing for sending theses pictures in!
The Village memorial to the fallen in two world wars basks in the autumn sunshine. Meanwhile we sent our photographers out and about in Souldrop Village, October 2016
to try and capture some of the magnificent Autumn colours. There are twenty five photos below please click on the first, then enjoy!
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A Bedfordshire postcard archivist has asked if this 1920’s photograph of a large Souldrop house can be identified, apparently it is not the rectory.
If you do have an idea please let us know using our below comment boxes or contact us here
We will then forward the information to the archivist. Thanks!
The Pig Roast on the Village Green saturday July 23rd 2016.
A fine summers day greeted the villagers on Saturday for the annual Pig Roast. At 6am the fire was lit and many villagers helped turn the spit during the morning. By the afternoon the green was crowded with many villagers bringing along cakes and drinks. The afternoon was rather warm and some villagers chilled to the music which was provided outside Lamb Cottage. Later some villagers admitted they had slightly overdone the beverages and with the heat had decided to receede for a nap! Overall a great time was had by all including hero, Jeremy who had saved the pig from biting the dust during an incident. The roasting pig had slipped of the spit and Jeremy instinctively reached out with his bare hand to save the pig from falling into the fire! Oops, we hope he is alright! Anyway Souldrop.biz and I am sure most of the villagers would like to wish a big thanks to those that provided the pig and wood and set the afternoon up.
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Do you have any cuttings or bulbs that you would like to donate to help your village look better?
If you do, we would love them to plant in the triangle of grass by the tree outside the Village Hall, this is sometimes better known as Beacon Green.
Rosie is planning to begin work digging some beds very soon. If you do have any donations please drop off by the salt bin in the Village Hall car park, or let us know if you want them collected by contacting Keeley at …