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.

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.

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Sunday, 3rd July 2022 brought reasonable weather for the Rudloe litter-pick after a week or so of damp, cold conditions (mid-summer!). Nine stalwarts (see picture below) ventured forth armed with the usual appurtenances. The title photos show Gordon heading west from the brow of Box Hill and a box from a KFC (KFCrap) 'Box Meal' in the A4 verge above Copenacre.

Gordon, John P, Madeleine, Derrick, Bernard, Lorraine and Rod await the distribution of sacks etc by Dave
Inappropriate time of year, day of week and time of day for a community service crew to be cutting back shrubs at Leafy Lane Playing Fields using electro-mechanical machinery (in Germany, they would be shot (metaphorically))
Gordon by the Gigaclear box at the entrance to Park Avenue
Gordon on t'other side of the A4 at the brow of Box Hill
Meanwhile, Maidments' cows enjoy the mid-morning sunshine at the brow of Box Hill
Still no progress with the Hartham Quarry slope shaft at Rudloe Firs following the extensive (and unfortunate) tree removal
At the entrance to Rudloe Firs: two bags of dog crap, an unopened bottle of Coke, a half-full bottle of Fanta and an empty can (difficult to spot in view of lighting conditions). Why would someone buy a bottle of Coke and not even open it?
Here's that bottle of Coke
Stonecrop (Sedum acre) on the dry stone wall twixt Stafford's field and the A4 at the brow of Box Hill (Corsham side)
View towards Upper Pickwick from the A4; the north-west corner of the Copenacre estate is at right
Mallow, poppy and Kentucky Fried Crap box in the A4 verge
Looks like these tourists (sounded American) 'alighted' at the wrong stop (Pickwick instead of Rudloe)
The flats of Long Close Avenue from the A4 (meadow cranesbill in the verge)
Shifting the view south slightly, the Rudloe comms tower enters the picture as does Calystegia sepium in the verge
And on t'other side of the A4, brambles are in flower; Rudloe Firs beyond
The usual suspects... a McDonald's cup in the A4 verge
Back to the south side with more stonecrop on the dry stone wall and the trees of the northern edge of Rudloe Estate beyond
The same stonecrop and the view to the south-east; a maple dominates with the Rudloe and Park Place estates bwyond
John P and Rod in Leafy Lane
Litter-picking ballet in Leafy Lane; Rod and John cut back the brambles which were intruding onto the footpath at head height
This month's haul awaiting collection by idverde (Wiltshire Council's French contractor)
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