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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Leafy Lane on 29th October 2016 but this archive shows what it was like in times gone by. Martin Iles tells us about the naming of Leafy Lane. "The name itself was coined by the late Rosamunde Iles (nee Hall) who was stationed with the WAAF at Rudloe during WWII. The serving road was apparently unnamed and my mother used to walk it to get to the main road. Because of its nature and the Hall imagination she called it 'leafy lane'; this then stuck with her friends and was eventually adopted by the council."
All photographs (and text) are courtesy of Jean and Phillip Wooster who lived at Rudloe House from 1982 to 1995
Before road widening. The gate is approximately where the entrance to Kidston Way now is.
Similar view after the addition of the footpath. A dry stone wall and many trees have been removed.
Another similar view. The barn on the corner and a barn in the field opposite were later demolished.
A close-up of the barn which is now the gardens of Highlands Close houses
Looking north here and the new RAF houses can be seen beyond the bend - this is still 1953