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.
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The Rudloe litter-pick on 7th October 2018 sees Howard breezing up the A4 and a Turkish cigarette packet in Lower Rudloe Lane which gives us the opportunity to learn a bit of Turkish. Unsurprisingly, the front (with the clasped hands) of the pack says "Smoking causes premature ageing of the skin" and the reverse "Smoking can cause serious harm to you and your environment". So if you see a Turk with ageing skin ...
November 2018. See the yellow speck down the Bradford Road? That's Howard wending his way back to Litter HQ. See the plant in the foreground? That's horseradish. In the second picture, we see Viki, Howard and horseradish.
I will repeat here the post-pick email I sent to the Rudloe email group ...
So here we have that, 'eventual' (actually not so eventual) story of the November litter-pick, in pictures.
Another pretty grim day for the Rudloe litter pick on Sunday 2nd December. The title picture shows Dave Wright braving the A4 traffic close to Copenacre. And talk about braving the traffic, roughly when we were at this spot, a white van came steaming around the bend below Copenacre. We reckon he had his foot to the floor and was doing about 75 mph so when he got close to us, I reminded him of the speed limit by showing 5 fingers on the right hand and making a 'zero' with the thumb and forefinger with the left hand. He responded with a sign of his own. I mention this elsewhere on rudloescene but friends have been 'caught' going a tad over the limit in a 30 mph zone and have had to pay a fine and undergo a speed awareness course but it's such maniacs as we saw today that need, somehow, to be brought to task.