Orleton is a village in Herefordshire, almost equidistant from Ludlow and Leominster. In the Domesday Book (1086) it was listed as Alretvne (meaning ‘the enclosure of the alders’). If you wander along the banks of the stream you can still see them today.
The alder likes to grow along stream and river banks and sometimes grows in them, with roots being exposed under water becoming a safe haven for small water creatures which might be trying to escape from a hungry heron. Alder wood is very durable and has been used throughout the centuries to make clogs, spinning wheels, carts, pumps and furniture. It used to be believed by country folk that if you had to walk a long distance, you should put alder leaves in your shoes as they would stop your feet feeling tired and aching. It was also thought that if you had rheumatism and slept on a bed of alder leaves you would feel less pain. The hot leaves were often used as a poultice to reduce swelling and the bark of the tree has also been used in traditional medicine. If it is boiled in vinegar it may be used to clean one’s teeth, get rid of head lice and to cure scabies. If you make a decoction from the leaves and bark you can use it to gargle if you have a sore throat, or it can be used on burns and wounds to promote healing.
Have you had a whiplash injury near Orleton?
If you think you can only get a whiplash injury in a car crash, you would be wrong. You could get a whiplash injury near Orleton if you were walking along the banks of the stream, slipped and cracked your head on an alder tree. You would probably be to blame for that type of accident, so you would not be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you sustained that kind of whiplash injury near Orleton. You need to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your particular whiplash injury in Orleton was not your fault in any way. You need to be able to prove that the accident was the result of another person’s negligence or recklessness.
If you think that you can prove that you were not to blame for an accident in which you sustained your injury, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for assistance with the claims process.
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You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. We can give you information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. Why not call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile?
Date Published: 8th July 2014