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.
There has been a spate of missing cats in the village over the last few weeks. In December ‘Tinkerbelle’ went missing and the owners responded by posting a circular around the village. Then a week or so later ‘Kenny’ went missing.
The latest is ‘George’ a tomcat, who went missing in mid January. Gus – George’s owner is understandably upset and asks if anyone reports a sighting to let him know. “George is not usually in the habit of disappearing for more than a day or so, but now it’s getting on for a fortnight that he has not shown”
Both Kenny and Tinkerbelle’s contact information are on the flyers shown to the left. If anyone spot’s George, please contact Gus or Mrs Chalks directly, or use our contact form here . We will pass the message on.
George the cat is usually to be found on or around the village green area.
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We at Souldrop.biz would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We would like to thank everybody who attended the recent Christmas Fayre helping to raise funds for the Village Hall. Congratulations to all those who helped make the afternoon a very special Christmastime success.
Please spare a thought for those who are not so fortunate in these times of austerity in the country and the world at large.
Many British families are finding it particularly difficult to make ends meet this year, so perhaps a good way of proving that we are really “all in it together” is to donate any spare food or if you can contribute any spare funds to the Trussells foodbank trust
One could be forgiven for thinking the local farmers must have a ‘beef’ against the villagers!
Today Sunday 22nd September a beautiful Autumn day, most of the Souldrop neighbourhood are absent from their usual Sunday activities such as attending the lawns, trimming the hedges, washing their cars or just enjoying the weather. Most have shut their doors and sealed of their windows. Why?
We know we live in a rural niche and expect the rural attributes that come with it. We understand the local farmers are using safer organic methods. But…
But why today?, a glorious Sunday when most villages are enjoying a well earned day off. Why choose today to spread the putrid smelling muck in the nearby fields to the west of the Village green. Surely tomorrow and during the week days would have been a much better option?
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!
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
Please follow the link below or click on the picture to the left to view a selection of photos taken from the Nativity torchlight procession of Saturday 15th December 2012.
With big thanks to Adam Green for donating his photographs and Thomas William for his assistance in getting these great shots to us. View the photos here
(In the gallery click the thumbnails to view a larger version of the image)
We here at Souldrop.biz would like to wish everybody a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Peace to all!
Meanwhile Santa and his helper paid a visit to the Christmas Fayre on December 9th. The Sunday afternoon Fayre helped to raise funds for the Village Hall. Congratulations to all those who helped make the afternoon a very special Christmastime success.
To top it all, on a very windy afternoon, the village beacon was lit. That’s twice now this year as it was lit for the Diamond Jubilee back in June
Lit Beacon Christmas 2012
Please take good care over the holiday period and don’t drink and drive!