Cheddar isn’t just the name of a cheese; the village of Cheddar, Somerset, gave the cheese, made in the locality, its name. Cheddar Gorge is the largest gorge in England, and it includes several caves which are open to the public. Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton was found in the Gorge, and is called Cheddar Man, who lived around 9,000 years ago. Clearly there has been human settlement in the area for millennia. Cheddar has been famous for its cheese-making since 1170 according to written records. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the name of the village that is now Cheddar, was recorded as Cedar.
Solicitors in Cheddar?
You may or may not find solicitors in Cheddar, but of course there are firms a-plenty in nearby Bath. However, if you have suffered a personal injury in an accident that was not your fault, or have (or have had) an illness which another person’s negligence caused, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers below. You need to be able to prove that an accident in which you were injured was not your fault, as well as to prove that negligence on the part of another person caused an illness. Solicitors in Cheddar, or ones based elsewhere, could help you build a solid case for claiming personal injury compensation. Solicitors in Cheddar or elsewhere can also tell you just how long you have to make your claim, as different accidents and injuries have different limitation periods.
There are different types of cheeses made in and around Cheddar, from the ubiquitous Cheddar which, as the name is not protected, can be made anywhere in the world, to the blue cheeses and vintage Cheddars. However, Cheddar was the home of this type of (usually) yellow cheese, first made in the 12th century. Records show that in 1170 the King of England, Henry II, bought 10,240 lbs (4.6 tonnes) of Cheddar cheese and paid only a farthing per pound for it. Today we pay around £5 for 200 grams.
Between 1625 and 1649, during the reign of King Charles I records show that Cheddar cheese was only made available to the court, and it was sold before it was made. Daniel Defoe, who wrote A Tour of the Islands of Great Britain in 1724, devoted a chapter of the book to Cheddar cheese. Clearly Cheddar is a royal cheese.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but need help and advice to proceed with it, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us right now on one of these freephone numbers, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 22nd May 2014