Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.

 

Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.

 

Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!

 

Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.

 

Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/

It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.

 

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Jill Harris as the bride and Sandra as the bridegroom at 115 Southlands in 1948

Jill Harris as the bride with bridegroom Sandra and a substantial entourage at the 'Rabbit Hut' (close to the Quarryman's) in 1947

A big cast in this production at Boxfields Community Centre in 1947/8 with some cast members identified by their initials. In the front row we have Pat Dowling (8th-right), Anne Poole (now Cleverley - 6th-right), Ann Ellis (5th-right), Carol Harris (3rd-right) and Linda Maslen (2nd-right).

Carol Harris dancing Greensleeves (according to the caption on the back) on the Community Centre stage in 1945/6
On Boxfields Community Centre stage in the early 1950s with Jill Harris, Lizzie Lampard and Susan Cotter at 3rd-, 2nd- and far-right
Carol Harris in 1945 showing the shops behind and the flat-roofed houses in the distance. The 'fairy bike' was sold some time later for £2-10 shillings with the proceeds buying a Siamese cat.
At 115 Southlands in 1950 with Jill and Carol Harris along with Angela (who emigrated to New Zealand) and Jennifer Jones. The tail-end of the community shops can be seen in the background.
Jill Harris with the Edgell boys at Weymouth on a trip organised by the Boxfields community in 1948
Chippenham Area Sports in 1953 and Box Highlands relay teams occupy the front and middle rows: Jill Harris and Josie Scott are at either end of the middle row with John O'Toole and Frankie Scott at either end of the front row
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