Cranleigh villagers like to think that Cranleigh in Surrey is the largest village in England. The name comes from the Old English words, ‘cran’ and ‘leōh’ which, when put together mean “a clearing which cranes visit.’ It is believed that there used to be a crane breeding colony at Vachery Pond, Cranleigh. Cranes figure in Cranleigh’s coat of arms, and there is a figure of one on the drinking fountain, which was built in 1874, in Fountain Square, Cranleigh. A gargoyle in the Church of St. Nicholas, is said to have been the inspiration of Lewis Carroll’s character, the Cheshire Cat.
The Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire Cat is an enigmatic character in Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1865. The tale begins when Alice follows the White Rabbit (which is clothed and holding a pocket watch) down a rabbit hole. Alice then has some experiences which seem to be more hallucinations than actual experiences, as she grows tall then very short after eating and drinking things she finds in ‘Wonderland’. The Cheshire Cat first appears in a tree when Alice is at the Duchess’s house, and the remarkable thing about it is its grin, which lingers even when the rest of its body has vanished.
Solicitors in Cranleigh
If you went to a firm of solicitors in Cranleigh after being injured in an accident, you would need to prove that it had not been your fault. To say that the Cheshire Cat had badly scratched you after you had stumbled down a rabbit hole, would not lead a personal injury solicitor to believe that you had a valid personal injury compensation claim to make. If you had been drinking, or had taken illegal substances, you could not prove that an accident was no fault of yours, and you must be able to do this if a personal injury compensation claim is to be successful.
Solicitors in Cranleigh could, if they believed that you had good grounds on which to base a claim, help you build a case to prove that the accident was not your fault. Also if you have been diagnosed with an illness that can be proven to have been caused by another person’s negligence, solicitors in Cranleigh could help you make a personal injury claim.
If you are unable to locate a suitable personal injury solicitor to help you file a personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will endeavour to put you in touch with an appropriate one.
Accident Advice Helpline
For any information, help or advice about any personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can ring one of our freephone numbers at any time, any day of the year. The number to ring from a landline is 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 1st June 2014