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.
C'est la vie as they say in Suffolk. A local enjoying the early-morning sunshine outside his Lowestoft beach hut.
The reader will find many articles on rudloescene about the dishonesty, distortions and misrepresentatios from the Government, the press and others about our railway system. One such canard is that a nationalised railway is fine for other countries but it would not be appropriate for Britain. Over the past number of years the Government has trumpeted the massive investment being made in our (privatised) railways and reflects that British Railways provided a poor service. If only government had invested in our railways in the past, we would have had a fine nationalised system such as those of our continental neighbours. Greater Anglia (ref the picture above) is operated by the (nationalised) Dutch company Nederlandse Spoorwegen and the Japanese conglomerate Mitsui. Apart from the irony of our railways being operated by foreign, nationalised companies (and profits drifting across the Channel), during World War II several of the Mitsui group companies used Allied prisoners of war as slave labour when the prisoners were subjected to brutal treatment and torture.