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.
Gibraltar and the Bay from the top of the Rock on 1st October 2017
The 1,200km odyssey started in Gibraltar where we picked up our Japanese conveyance. A couple of weeks earlier, Gibraltar had celebrated '50 years since the sovereignty referendum' when 99.64% of those who voted chose British (rather than Spanish) sovereignty - see the table below.
The following table and text is from Wikipedia:
|Invalid or blank votes||55||0.45|
|Registered voters and turnout||12,672||73.40|
A new constitution was passed in 1969. Gibraltar National Day has been celebrated annually on 10 September since 1992 to commemorate Gibraltar's first sovereignty referendum of 1967.
In 1969 the Francoist regime closed the border between Spain and Gibraltar, cutting off all contacts and severely restricting movement. The border was not fully reopened until February 1985, ten years after Franco's death.