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.


Howard in an unusually quiet Bradford Road on 6th October 2019. Compare with yesterday when strolling up here after a Wadswick sojourn two cars and a van were seen, at different times, doing over 80 mph.

A baker's dozen intrepid pickers: Howard, Rod, Derrick, Madeleine, Brian, Lorraine, Rob, Dave, Bernard, Gordon, Henry & Mike (neither in picture) and yours truly sallied forth on this fine October morning
National speed limit (60 mph, not 85), Rod venturing forth down the Bradford Road and ... the X31 bus???? This First bus took a wrong turn at the Rudloe Fiveways mini-roundabouts and sped off towards ...? About 15 minutes later it returned but ...
Here's the X31 returning up the Bradford Road with Howard doing a double-take. We couldn't figure out where the bus could have turned around - there is nowhere on this road for such a manoeuvre - but the driver did it.
The MoD land to the east of the Bradford Road, 'below' Gorse Farm - as this area to the east of the Bradford Road in not within the Cotswold AONB, it may also eventually fall into the hands of developers
One of the fields to the west of the Bradford Road. The old Box Highlands School site lies at top-right in the picture. These fields should (should!) be safe from developers as they lie within the Cotswold AONB.
Howard, hard at work in White Ennox Lane while the photographer, typically, just faffs about taking pictures
A spindle (euonymus europaea) in White Ennox Lane along with one of the piles of rubble deposited by Wadswick Agro-Industrial Complex
Rod and Howard on a rubbish hunt in White Ennox Lane, by the old Box Highlands School site, approach Doohan's Wood
And, at the entrance to the school site, they come across this specimen, a fine-looking water butt stuffed with pipe and gutter remnants
Unfortunately out of reach, plastic bottles chucked into this field to the south of Boxfields Road
"All our own work, guv" - Rod, Henry, Dave and Howard with this month's rather modest haul (perhaps people are becoming better-behaved?)
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