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.


On 1st August 2020, I received a call from a gentleman whose name I have forgotten but who said that he was the guest editor for the September edition of Box Parish Magazine. He was, apparently, involved with the Men's Shed which organisation had played a significant part in the construction of the new Rudloe (Village) sign at the entrance to Rudloe Estate. He expressed surprise that I hadn't yet seen it but I said that I would, no doubt, see it during the 2nd August litter pick - see article here: August 2020 litter pick. The purpose of his call was to request that I submit an article about Rudloe for the magazine. I asked about article length, format, deadline for submission etc and gave him my email address so that I could respond to his promised email with the article as an attachment.


Rudloe deserves more than one article, so I compiled three: Landscape, People and Politics, proposing to send the first of these, Landscape, attached to my email (responding to his) and if it wasn't to his liking, he could do what editors do, reject it. But ... that was it, the promised email never came* so neither he nor the magazine readers will have the opportunity to discover more about Rudloe ...


But they can of course discover Rudloe through the pages of rudloescene and so I will 'post' the articles here over the course of three (now four - see below) months perhaps as they would have appeared in the Box Parish Magazine September, October and November 2020 editions. I have posted the three-page Landscape article in the first of three (now four, as People required two articles) subsidiary webpages both as .jpg images and a .pdf file.

* The promised email came late on Friday, 14th August from Rodney Veazey - apparently, I had misheard the deadline date. I sent Rodney the Landscape article - however, space constraints meant that some significant editing was required - but nil desperandum, the 'full' article may still be seen in the subsidiary webpage, Landscape.

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