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.


Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.


Jill Harris as the bride and Susan Mellick as the bridegroom at 115 Southlands in 1947

Jill Harris as the bride with bridegroom Susan Mellick 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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