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.


At present (March 2021) much of the material which should be in 'Archive', 'Westwells' (and the sub-page 'Donkey Field destruction') may be found under 'Localities', 'Westwells' (Westwells). I will attempt to move it over in the coming months (touch wood). The title picture is of the 'bottom' of Westwells Road and Westwells Garage at the turn of the century.

Spring Lane sprung a leak - Jan 1998
The limes outside Stephens Plastics at the turn of the century
In the era of joyriding, a burnt-out car at the entrance to HMS Royal Arthur - August 2002

The photographs below were taken by Steve and Karen Munday at a Royal Arthur summer event in 1986 (?). 'We' (the Turner family) were there too but neither family can be sure of the year or the reason for the event. 

The following photographs of the 'Cinema & Cafe' at the Westwells Refugee Displacement Hostel in the 1950s are courtesy of Jill Harris:

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