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.


Camp Bay, Gibraltar on 3rd May 2017

Catalan Bay from the Caleta Hotel
Migrating vulture under attack by gulls
Eclipse, Roman Abramovich's yacht (one of, presumably) at Gibraltar Marina
Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko's £260 million superyacht berthed at Gibraltar. The ship has been impounded due to unpaid bills of $16 million. Illegally-logged hardwood from Myanmar was used in its construction.
Modern Russian pirate ship 'Commander' berthed at Gibraltar. All is not as it seems as there was the deep hum of a large engine coming from 'aft' (ha-haaar - avast behind). The crew were most unfriendly - not a courtesy visit that's for sure.
South Korean shipping line Hanjin went bust many months ago; two of their giant ships lie off Catalan Bay awaiting orders
A terrace of new (and expensive) houses, below the Rock, in the South District
The cosmopolitan nature of Gibraltar is indicated by these premises close to the Governor's House
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