More old Steamers visit the village!

Old Steamers April 2017

Old Steamers April 2017

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!


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”.


Emergency Defibrillator at The Bedford Arms

The Good News

AED at the Bedford-Arms

AED at the Bedford-Arms

The Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in conjunction with Community Heartbeat have installed an Automated External Defibrillator which is located outside the Bedford Arms Public House.

AED Bedford-Arms porch

AED Bedford-Arms by the porch

The Bad News

Is that the brand new AED is currently “Not in service”!!

AED at the Bedford-Arms is currently "Not in service"!!

AED at the Bedford-Arms is currently “Not in service”!!

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If you have news, views or photo’s relevant to the village and community of Souldrop which you would like posting up on this website, please send in to our contact email below.
We will accept scan’s of flyers advertising community matters. We will happily accept digitised photographs of bygone Souldrop which we will collect together in a gallery for the whole community to view. We can accept the photo’s in J-Peg, Gif or PDF formats. If you don’t have a means to digitise your photo’s but would still like them posted, please go ahead and email me and perhaps we can arrange to convert them for you anyway!

We also offer a six months free advertising service to Souldrop based businesses. For Local Businesses, the first six months shall be free of charge, after that there will be a minimal charge to help fund some of the website costs.
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Christmas Tree at the Bedford Arms 5th December 2012

Villagers woke up to an unexpected carpet of snow on the morning of Tuesday December the 5th. The first snows of 2012 arrived early in Souldrop but the showers soon cleared leaving a fine bright but chilly Winters day.
Residents are advised that adjacent to the village green there is a yellow salt box to facilitate the clearing of icy patches on the roads or pavements.
Pictured above is the Bedford Arms Christmas Tree looking very seasonal in the snow.
We have some further wintry views of Souldrop village here

Souldrop: Important Announcement.

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This website is run from the tiny north Bedfordshire village of Souldrop, by folk who live in the village; for folk who live in the village.

We would like to invite any interested parties or individuals, to help contribute to the running of this Souldrop Community website.

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By updating us with the latest Souldrop Village and area Community with News, Views, Topical Conversation, Pictures, Events, Businesses, Services, Articles, Memories, Family Genealogy etc.

The aim of this website is to keep the Souldrop community informed of the latest happenings, news and events of the locality. We can only do this if you get involved and share anything that you may feel be relevant to the community.

It is early days yet and the website is still in it’s ‘beta’ stage but very soon Souldrop Biz for the Community, will be officially launched.

To get involved by contributing or enquiries about placing an advert for a business, service or charity please use our Contact Us page, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the simple form.

Perhaps for the more inter-web savvy, it is also ‘theoretically possible’ to Register an account  with us, or even Log on with your Facebook account, to contribute your own posts or comments. If you are lucky and it functions correctly, once logged on you may ‘post’ right away. Feel free to do so should you have a relevant story! Remember we are still ‘beta testing’ and fine tuning, if you could help by letting us know about any mistakes or broken links we would be really grateful!

Please be aware however that all posts will be monitored and if necessary moderated. We plan to keep an open and fair mind, let issues be debated intelligently.

We are aware there are a few ‘sensitive issues’ within the village for instance, planning permission for a Wind Turbine and Santa Pod etc, we would like these important matters to be debated with conscientious arguments from all sides. We at Souldrop.Biz will endeavor to keep as open-minded and unbiased as possible in our reporting and moderating.  The important issue is to keep the community of Souldrop informed!

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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.


“Souldrop air and Sharnbrook water make a man live longer than he oughta”