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's Northern Defences are slowly being cleared of decades-worth of vegetation which was so dense that the area became known as 'The Jungle'. According to Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia during a visit to the site on Friday 9th May 2019, the Northern Defences are being transformed "from a jungle into a jewel". The long-term aim of the project is to create another leisure area for the people of Gibraltar and a tourist attraction. Dr Garcia's visit coincided with the discovery of an ancient defensive wall shown in plans dating back to 1627 and referred to in the 1700s as the 'Hanover Line of Defences'. Overall, the Norther Defences include a network of tunnels, vaults, batteries and galleries as well as the defensive wall. The defences are so extensive that it is still possible to become disorientated (particularly in dark tunnels) and lost, which happened during our visit when we ended up off-piste in ascending the steps shown in the title photograph (which shows only about a third of the 'stairway'); following the significant climb we came to a dead end.