Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Snapshots of the main street in Boxford, a few miles from here. Just before I took the second picture down, a small boy (a 7 to 8 year old) was careering down the hill on his bicycle, and shrieking at the top of his voice "This is DANGEROUS. This is REALLY DANGEROUS!!!", whilst obviously thoroughly enjoying himself. We forget what it's like to be that age!
The third picture down is of a small building backing onto the river. The building has always rather puzzled me. The two stone squares above the doorways are inscribed BG and 1828. I've done a little research, and the local story is that the building was Boxford Gaol or lock up, then used as a Fire Station, then more recently as a 'bus shelter.
Boxford is a lovely (and quite unspoiled) Suffolk village, and well worth exploring.