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.


Here's the Grimsby fish man, Chris Davies, who we find in Corsham's Royal Oak car park every Tuesday. Who would know that he was the British two-man bobsleigh champion in 1990 and Olympic squad member from 1990 to 1994. Chris competed for Great Britain from 1986 to 1994.

And here we have David Turner of the Shoe Box (shoe repairs/key cutting) in Sheldon Road, Chippenham. According to many, David was the best player who never played for England. He played 426 times for Hampshire in the 60s, 70s and 80s usually at no. 3 and notably in the 1970s when Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge were openers and Hampshire won the County Championship (1973) for only the second time. David also played for Western Province (South Africa) in season 1977/78.


David scored 19,000 runs during his first-class career and made 1,000 runs in a season on nine occasions. He was also incredibly fleet of foot and was a marvellous performer in the field. Further information may be found on Cricinfo here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/21617.html

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