Large Souldrop House, can anyone identify the Souldrop house in this 1920’s photo?
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.
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Grenade found in Souldrop, Bomb Squad called!
Police called the RAF Bomb Disposal Unit to a residence in Souldrop village Tuesday afternoon ( 23rd April) after a WW2 hand grenade was found. The area was cordoned off and nearby residents were evacuated as the bomb disposal officers moved in. However it was quickly established the grenade which still had it’s pin in place, was in fact a dud. The BDU officers and Police then pronounced the area safe and departed taking the grenade with them. The grenade had been found at the back of a property of a recently deceased local resident. Neighbours said that whilst clearing a shed they had found an object which on closer inspection turned out to be a hand grenade. “I had it in my hands and then I noticed that it still had it’s pin in it” said a local resident who quickly put it down and immediately called the Police.
Apparently, during WW2 Army training camps were located nearby. After the war and ‘de-mob’ it was actually quite common for folk to take home ‘mementos’ of their war days, although this was obviously illegal and frowned upon by the authorities.
Souldrop quickly returned to normal and to enjoy a beautiful spring day as the excitement amongst the residents abated.
The grenade was declared a ‘dud’ and the taken away