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.
3rd December 2023 brought the final litter pick of the year followed by the Rudloe Litter Pickers Christmas lunch at the Quarryman's. Unfortunate that the day brought rain after a number of freezing cold days. The title picture shows Derrick (back to the camera) and Gordon receiving their 'briefing' from organiser Dave (hidden by Derrick).
The title pictures this month (litter pick on 5th November 2023) show John P standing in the Bradford Road with a celestial light perhaps emanating from one of the saints of lost causes (St Jude or St Gregory) and a substantial amount of, apparently new, clothing found bagged in the A4 verge opposite Copenacre.
One of our esteemed crew noted that visitors to the Rudloe Arms, particularly 'foreigners' (e.g. American, German, Asian), on departing the hotel and taking the bus into Bath, must be appalled by the filthy state of the bus stop as shown in the picture below. But if they are dismayed by that, let's hope they don't visit Swindon where the disgusting condition of the bus station is an absolute, bloody disgrace (see gallery below).
From a distance these cyclamen in the Bradford Road verge at Pickwick look like litter. Quite a bit of real litter was picked up in this verge on the 'round trip' down the Bradford Road and back up the A4 on the 1st October 2023 Rudloe and environs litter pick.
The felling of the sycamore gap tree at Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland has made the front pages and has been the first TV/radion news item this past week. But locally, our 'representatives' (so-called) are responsible for felling many fine sycamores, those in Leafy Lane (opposite Dandelion Cafe), on the Bradford Road at the eastern end of Rudloe Estate and in Park Lane come to mind - see the gallery below.