Pig Roast 2016

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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A putrid smell – Comment



One could be forgiven for thinking the local farmers must have a ‘beef’ against the villagers!

Today Sunday 22nd September a beautiful Autumn day, most of the Souldrop neighbourhood are absent from their usual Sunday activities such as attending the lawns, trimming the hedges, washing their cars or just enjoying the weather. Most have shut their doors and sealed of their windows. Why?
We know we live in a rural niche and expect the rural attributes that come with it. We understand the local farmers are using safer organic methods. But…
But why today?, a glorious Sunday when most villages are enjoying a well earned day off. Why choose today to spread the putrid smelling muck in the nearby fields to the west of the Village green. Surely tomorrow and during the week days would have been a much better option?


Welcome to the Souldrop village website

Souldrop is a small village in Bedfordshire, located near the border with Northamptonshire. It is situated within the parish of Knotting and Souldrop and at the 2001 census had a population of 269 living in 114 dwellings. It is part of the Sharnbrooke Ward of Bedford Borough.

This website aims for the first time to bring together in one place, the latest news, local services, local events, local history, family history and other matters of interest to the local community of Souldrop and its environs.

We aim to open up a forum for discussion, a section on local history, a notice board, a section on local charitable interests, local businesses and most importantly to offer a voice in web-land for the local inhabitants of Souldrop.


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