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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5th June 2022 brought the 'quietest' litter pick since I don't know when. The Platinum Jubilee celebrations no doubt took precedence over a mundane litter pick so only six stalwarts turned out. The title picture shows the attenuation or SUDS pond for the Dickens Gate development and some of the 'wild' flowers happened upon in the search for litter.

The 'stalwarts': Madeleine, Derrick, Gordon and John; Trish is yet to arrive and with yours truly, that's the six
Loads of material for nettle soup in the Bradford Road verge (litter is hard to find)
Oxeye daisies at the entrance to the old barn in the Bradford Road
Nettles and brambles in the Bradford Road verge behind Springfield Close
Ground elder in the Bradford Road verge in front of the boundary wall of the old barn
Trish in the Bradford Road opposite the entrance to Dickens Gate
Skynet Drive trees form the backdrop to the Dickens Gate attenuation (SUDS) pond
'Wild' flowers in the Bradford Road verge close to Dickens Gate
More wild flowers in the Bradford Road verge
Spot the litter-picker
And yet more wild flowers in the Bradford Road verge
Again, spot the litter-picker
An ash in Skynet Drive from where the sound of a trumpet could be heard...
View of Park Place from Skynet Drive - the foreground field, now down to Miscanthus, will fall prey to developers (100 homes) in the near future
The 'Park Place' side of the Bradford Road verge with hawthorn the main hedgerow species
The obligatory McDonald's detritus in the ditch behind the Bradford Road hedgerow
Oat grass (probably) in the Bradford Road verge
Convolvulus arvensis in the Bradford Road verge
Garlic mustard (can be used in salads) on the dry stone wall in the Bradford Road
The flourishing Bradford Road verge with hemlock (Socrates!) in the foreground and what looks like black mustard (yellow flowers) beyond
The beech at the entrance to Rudloe Estate
Beech woodland (with garlic mustard) at the Bradford Road bend close to Rudloe Estate
Today's modest haul (seven bags) which will be collected by Wiltshire Council's French contractor on Monday morning
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