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.
Johnny Feeney holding Rosie in the front garden of 41 Southlands in 1950
The recollections of Rosie McNamara (Feeney). Click on an image to enlarge and use keyboard arrow keys to navigate. For the visually challenged (like myself), full page versions of Rosie's text are further below.
Boxfields residents recalled by Rosie McNamara (Feeney)
Photos from Rosie McNamara (Feeney) follow in the form of a gallery - click on a picture to enlarge and use keyboard arrow keys to navigate. Larger versions of the photos along with text can be found below the gallery.
Johnny Feeney holding Rosie in the front garden of 41 Southlands
Johnny Feeney, aged about eight, holding Rosie in the front garden of 41 Southlands. In the background are 27 and 29 Southlands, the homes of the Welch and O'Shea families. Notice Mr Feeney's handiwork with the fence and rose arch. Also notice the mysterious, small cuboid structure to the left of the chair on top of two large stones. Anyone out there any idea what this might have been?
Billy and his family lived in Woodlands. He came from Dublin; his children were Lily, Josie, Billy, Richard and Kevin. Billy worked for the MoD as a stoker and organised coach trips to Weston-super-Mare, Weymouth, Burnham-on-Sea and the odd mystery tour. He had a brother, Christie, who lived at Rudloe.
Philip Feeney & Pauline Rees marriage
At St Patrick's, Corsham in June 1960.
Back row: Edwin Edgell, ?, Len Sainsbury, ?, Mrs Sainsbury, Vi Edgell, Doreen Clegg
Middle row (some): Johnny Feeney, Martin & Norah Carter, Mrs Kelly, Tony Rees
Front row (some): Jack Feeney, Mrs Grogan, Fr Supple, Mr Grogan, Bill & Stella Casey, Teresa Feeney, Rose Rees
Boxfields 'callers' recalled by Rosie McNamara (Feeney). Click on image to enlarge and use keyboard arrow keys to navigate.