Why such a long absence I hear you say? Well it is a little difficult to explain in any sort of detail, but our account had been ‘frozen’ while we resolve one or two issues that have have arisen in regard to the exploration and our subsequent reporting about a property know locally as ‘The … More A Note from Soddenham
The Maladine family have been involved in the buying and selling of land and property since 1785 when Meredith Maladine began brokering deals for George Murrow following the now infamous ‘Memmett Proposal’ of 1783, in order to buy the Mulgrew lands against Earnest Mulgrew’s wishes. Fast forward to 1978 and a young Gideon Maladine established his first … More Pilcher and Maladine
WITH ALWYN GAZE It has often been commented upon that I spend a lot of my time walking in and around the village over the years, without route nor destination, and that I must know every inch of every mile! That well may be, but as I walk amongst our lanes and through our pastures I am … More Around Soddenham
Some say that heaven smells of freshly baked bread which means that here in Soddenham we have a little piece of heaven on the Sodden Road at Gurney’s the bakers! Gurney’s have been baking their wonderful bread here for over 75 years, and it is now Angela Gurney’s responsibility to take the family business forward. Since formally taking … More Gurney’s
A remarkable discovery was made earlier this week during some annual maintenance in the woodland north of Lollards Pits known as Sodden Covert. Four trees were scheduled to be felled this week as part of our woodland management programme in conjunction with the E.N. Viro Mint Agency*. The first two trees, both Ash were brought down without incident, … More When is a tree not a tree?
For those about to vape – we cater for you! Yes, the distinctive aromas of traditional Soddenham delicacies has been captured in juice form that can be safely inhaled via something called an e-cigarette. This is a new venture by a group of forward thinking entrepreneurs in the village, eager to capitalise on this newfangled … More Advertorial
Since the demise of commercial lichen farming in Britain at the end of the last century, Soddenham has striven to keep its historical links with lichen alive during the last few years. We have reported upon the influence of the Murrow family on several occasions upon this website but never in any detail, touching lightly upon the long running … More The Wars of the Lichens (Part 1)