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.
A number of events are heralded across this summer in Souldrop,
A Tea Party celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday, A Hog Roast, both events are on the main village green. Plus the 25th annual Souldrop Horse and Dog Show at the nearby Colworth estate.
A Royal Tea Party, the Souldrop Games and Bake Off! In celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Saturday 11th June
A Royal Tea Party, the Souldrop Games and Bake Off! In celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Saturday 11th June 2016.
On The Green, High Street. Souldrop.
Tea, Coffee, Music, Fun & Classic Sport’s day Games and prizes are compliments of ‘The Village Hall Comittee’
You need to bring
A contribution to the picnic tea
A cake for the bake off..
Judging is at 2.30pm, so get your entry in early and we will eat it for pudding!
PLUS! Bring your energy for Souldrop games.
To close the celebrations, we will light the village beacon.
The Flying Scotsman will pass through Souldrop on the morning of the 4th June 2016, sometime in between 9am and 1pm. It’s journey starts at St Pancras and ends in York.
The Flying Scotsman recently finished it’s £4.2m restoration at the National Railway Museum in January. The Back Lane bridge is expected to be packed with enthusiasts and onlookers as The Flying Scotsman builds up a head of steam to power the 200 foot elevation to Sharnbrook Summit. If anyone gets any nice pictures, they will be welcome on our gallery!
Do you have any cuttings or bulbs that you would like to donate to help your village look better?
Beacon Green in winter
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 …
Superfast Broadband is on the way – but at a snails pace!
I have received a response to a question I asked Bedford’s Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson on his recent visit to the village on the matter of when Souldrop is due for it’s long overdue upgrade to ‘superfast broadband’
“Souldrop, being in Phase 4, should see a superfast service available, in the second half of 2018, all being well in the 3rd quarter of 2018” quoted Mayor Hodgson.
So we will have to wait up to three more years for a decent deal on our broadband.
However in the meantime there may be “interim options” involving a possible “subsidised satellite option scheme for those who have a sub-2Mbps broadband service”although this is yet to be confirmed.
I will write back to Mayor Hodgson and ask him to clarify how this might work and keep you informed.