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.


Sailing into the sunset - Algeciras across the bay

Filipino seafarers (see photo in above gallery)


The shipowners are apparently content in that in the engine room there are two officers of the same rank, possessed of the same skills, performing the same tasks, one of whom is receiving less than a third of the wage of the other merely because he holds a different passport. The ten-billion-dollar profit is the excuse for this disparity. Filipinos accept the situation with a shrugging fatalism; this is just the way it is. It is identical to the way it was under apartheid in South Africa - it was 'fair' to pay blacks much less than whites because money went further in the tribal areas, the authorities said. Our world then was revolted by this formula. Our world now relies upon it.


(text from 'Down to the Sea in Ships' by Horatio Clare pages 58 & 59)

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