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.


The title, scraggy pictures show Scraggers, a Gibraltar street cat who, we think, had been booted and so had a twisted jaw. In the coming weeks, further pictures and articles on cats and dogs will appear. This page has been prompted by a coming together today, 16th September 2019, of Milo and a pigeon on our shed roof - see the picture below. And following that, you will find the story of Tom in a .pdf file.

Milo and friend on our bike shed roof on 16th September 2019
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This is Tom. Rosie dare not try to pass Tom as he will give her a belt.
Tom and his best friend Maisie

After Tom was killed on the Bradford Road, we decided to go to Cat Rescue at Westwells. Our instructions to ourselves were that we would not get a black and white cat as our previous b&w cat had been cantankerous and that we would get a long-haired cat as our previous long-haired, Sam, had been Esther's favourite. So we came away with Freddie a black and white, short-haired fella but actually we didn't choose him, he chose us.

Freddie and his favourite spot
This baby hedgehog has taken to emerging during the day. Milo is blocking his path to the water bowl.
Milo shifted to let him pass
Ruby then appeared on the scene with designs on the cat biscuits
Ruby has been upstaged - the hedgehog gets to the biscuits first
Thirsty and hungry, the baby is not put off by the presence of two cats or me
How did the horse get into the act? There is a cat on the chest though (and a picture of my grandfather).
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