According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is “the ford where box tree grows”. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of just 18. During the Middle Ages, Boxford was a wool town.
Cousins across the ‘pond’
As part of the American Bicentennial celebrations the townspeople of Boxford, Massachusetts, visited the villages of Boxford (there are three) in England during 1975 looking for the source of the name of their own village and decided that Boxford in Suffolk was likely to be from where the name of their own town came from.
As a result of this, the villagers of Boxford, Suffolk, were invited to Boxford, MA, the following summer. This drew attention from the media: the Evening Standard incorporated a photograph of the villagers in a centre-page spread in one of their November 1975 editions. A TV crew, led by the late Bernard Falk, for the BBC Nationwide programme accompanied the villagers when they left for a two-week stay on 23 July 1976. A TWA Boeing 707 was hired which flew the villagers from London Heathrow to Boston Logan, from where they were bussed to Boxford, MA, and dispersed amongst receiving families.
The village of Boxford today is just as lovely as it was then, although perhaps not so much in the limelight any more. The residents here, sadly, are just as likely to have an accident as residents of any other town or village – despite it’s popularity, it hasn’t really attracted a wide range of specialist lawyers in Boxford.
If anybody suffers an accident there, which was not there fault, then there is not much help locally to be had when claiming for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue
If we could prevent the accident in the first place, we would. As that is a little beyond our capabilities, we can offer some free legal advice instead. Our lawyers in Boxford are on hand to handle your accident injury claim, regardless of how you were hurt or what your injuries are.
Provided that the accident was not your fault, you received medical attention and it all happened within three years – then you most likely have a valid compensation claim.
To find out whether you do or not, you can either give us a call on 0800 689 0500, free from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
We also have a simple claim form and once filled out one of our friendly team will call you right back for an informal chat about your claim and your options for lawyers in Boxford.