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.


The last Rudloe litter-pick of 2021 took place on Sunday, 5th December. The title picture shows Rob and John P talking rubbish (sorry, litter) in the Bradford Road at the eastern end of Rudloe Estate.

This month's litter-pickers are: John's tribe (with two nippers and hound), John P, Madeleine, Lorraine, Rob, Rod and Derrick with Dave dispensing
Rob in the Bradford Road
The winter profiles of maple and ash in Skynet Drive beyond the Dickens Gate attenuation pond
Rob scouring the verge twixt Skynet Drive and the Bradford Road with beech woodland beyond
Rob about to go round the bend both literally and metaphorically (contact author for details)
Rob and John P still talking rubbish (let me clarify ... litter) in the Bradford Road
Happy Christmas! In keeping with the spirit of the age, two cypresses (see photo below) have been felled at the eastern edge of Rudloe Estate.
The two cypresses at the eastern edge of Rudloe Estate on 3rd January 2021. The maple at the location of the parked car was felled and poisoned a year or so ago. The ash in the foreground will probably go next. Less CO2 take-up and further 02 deprivation.
Cyclamen in the Bradford Road verge close to the site of the felled cypresses
Fields to the east of Rudloe Estate owned by Great Tew Estates. Enjoy the view while you can - these will be the subject of the next-but-one planning application for 150+ homes (the next will be across the road in the Miscanthus field).
Empty packets of pain killers are a frequent find. This one in the Bradford Road verge.
A million years of human evolution has come to this - one of three found in the alley twixt the Bradford Road and the A4
But factory farmin' bad, intensive rearin' bad, antibiotic injectin' bad, chicken sufferin' bad and litterin' the environment bad
Beware of slogans
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Today's haul - eleven bags, to be collected by French contractor idverde tomorrow (Monday)
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