Halloween 2016

Halloween-2016 at The Bedford Arms

Halloween-2016 at The Bedford Arms

Come join us on Saturday 29 October to celebrate Halloween at the Bedford Arms . Doors open 6pm for Kiddies costume prizes, apple bobbing and other Halloween fun. This will be followed later at 8pm to late by a Halloween Party for the grown up kids!

Grand old steamers visit Souldrop

Old Steamers visit the Bedford Arms. Picture thanks to Jeremy Viewing

Old Steamers visit the Bedford Arms. Picture thanks to Jeremy Viewing

On Sunday September 25th Dave Venn and Robbie Foreman visited the Bedford Arms pub with Robbies 1923 Marshall S Class “Sir Philip” and Richard Pooles 1910 Allchin General purpose engine “Evedon Lad”.

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Can anyone identify this 1920’s Souldrop House?

Large Souldrop House, can anyone identify the Souldrop house in this 1920's photo?

Large Souldrop House, can anyone identify the Souldrop house in this 1920’s photo?

Here the same house but with added flower beds

Here the same house but with added flower beds

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!

Bedford Arms Update

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The Bedford Arms public house in September 2012

The Bedford Arms public house

Fred and Caroline have temporally retaken over The Bedford Arms. It is a year since Fred and Caroline ‘retired’ from running the villages’ popular alehouse and eatery. It is hoped the pub will re-open this coming weekend following a brief refurbishment. In the long run it is hoped a new owner sympathetic to the public houses outstanding reputation for real ale and high quality food will be found to continue the business into the future. “The village will be lost without the Bedford Arms, it can’t be allowed to go the way so many other Public Houses have gone in recent times” said a resident who didn’t want to be named.

STOP PRESS:
Saturday 13 August 2016

The Bedford Arms will re-open today at 4pm for drinks only, no food as yet until further notice.

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Anyone seen Leo?

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Leo the missing Cat

Leo the Cat is missing!

Leo the Cat is missing, can you help find him?

Paul and Kay Bone are searching for their missing Cat, Leo who has been missing since last weekend (6/7 August). As Leo is a ‘rescue’ cat and new to their owners, Paul and Kay are very concerned that Leo may be trapped in an outbuilding or barn or simply lost and unable to find his way home. “He will be very frightened, as he was a rescue before we had him and had not been outside” said Kay Bone.
He is chipped but does not have his collar on. He is a La Perm, creamy white, coat is a bit curly behind his ears and at the top of his tail. If anyone should find Leo please contact Paul or Kay directly or ‘Contact us’ here,  at the website and we will forward Paul and Kays contact details.

 

UPDATE:

Great news,Leo has now been found and is now safe and sound, owners Kay and Paul Bone are said to be delighted.

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SLOW DOWN PLEASE!

Please keep your speed down

Please keep your speed down

Residents are appealing to motorists to slow down on Souldrop High Street following an incident by the green on Saturday 30th July.
“Even though the speed limit is thirty miles per hour, considering the blind bend near the green, that doesn’t give much time to stop if there are kids or pets playing, or horse riders walkers or cyclists using the high street, especially during weekends and summer holidays” one resident commented. “Perhaps it’s time for traffic calming measures, maybe a 20 mile an hour limit or speed ramps” said another resident in discussion.

 

 

“A procession of at least four trial motorbikes tore through the village at a great speed last weekend, I estimate they were doing at least 45 miles per hour, had there have been a horse rider or child in the street coming the other way, they wouldn’t have stood a chance” added the resident (who didn’t wish to be named)

Blind bend near the green

Blind bend near the green

So we at Souldrop.biz appeal to all motorist users of the roads through Souldrop to take that extra care and vigilance when driving through the village, especially throughout the summer holidays. We suggest a maximum of 20 miles an hour and please be mindful to slow down for the bends near the green. Today’s incident is a warning shot across the bow, next time god forbidding, the incident could involve a child, cyclist or horse rider.

So Motorist’s and Motorbikers, Please slow down when driving through the village!

Motorists, please slow down whilst driving through Souldrop Village

Motorists, please slow down whilst driving through Souldrop Village

 

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