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Posted on 07/03/2014


Photo taken on June  6, 2014



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Boxford
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Boxford Village Sign and Moon

Boxford Village Sign and Moon
Boxford is a large village in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located around six miles east of Sudbury straddling the River Box and skirted by the Holbrook, in 2005 it had a population of 1,270. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is "the ford where box trees grow". The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 18. During the Middle Ages, Boxford was a wool town.

The village sign was erected in the 1990s and stands alongside the river opposite the Fleece Inn and former newsagents on Broad Street. The upper panel depicts nearby St. Mary's church and symbols of the village's agricultural past and present - sheep, ears of wheat and apples (there is a large fruit farm on the southern outskirts of the village.) The lower panels depict the watermill and one of the village's three windmills - none of which, alas, are now standing. The bottom roundel depicts George "Tornado" Smith, a 1930s "wall-of-death" rider, whose parents owned the nearby White Hart Inn. He is pictured here riding his bike with his pet lioness in the side car. The body of the lioness is now buried beneath the forecourt of the White Hart.

S Drury, pajmcb, Don Sutherland, Rambonp and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice Boxford Village Sign ! Interesting info as usually.
Thanks for sharing and visting, my friend.
3 years ago.
Rob McMonigal
Rob McMonigal
Boxford is one of the nicknames of our cat Oxford, when he sits in a box!
3 years ago.
Kate
Kate
This is to acknowledge your participation in our group and it's very much appreciated. Thank you for posting this beautiful image here!

Regards, Kate

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3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fantastic capture!

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3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Well captured, Bruce.
Lovely picture.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great photo.
3 years ago.
Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel
Interesting.
15 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
What a lovely village sign and a well taken photo of it

Best wishes ... Steve
3 months ago.