Spring 2017

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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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Our Mayday Queen!

Our Mayday Queen!

Our Mayday Queen!
May the 1st 2013 saw a bright blue gloriously sunny day as something of a contrast to the lingering grey and snows of a few weeks ago. With the hawthorn blossom decorating the green lanes in the neighbourhood and as an act of  joyous elation, a crown of hawthorn flowers was created to celebrate the joys of spring. Our very own EJ ‘volunteered’ to become a queen for a day and frolic around the imaginary Souldrop village maypole!