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.


7th July 2024 brings the first litter pick under the new Labour government. Actually, if we were to believe the weather forecasts, this pick would have been postponed - it was 'supposed' to be pouring with rain along with thunderstorms. Title picture shows the litter-free (now) summer growth in the strip of meadow twixt the Bradford Road hedgerow and Park Place.

The stalwarts gather for the July pick: Rod, Lorraine, John, Bernard (brave), Derrick, Gordon (hidden) and Dave. Mike has already departed as usual and with yours truly, that makes nine (looks like midwinter rather than midsummer)
Here's the proof - Gordon sets off down Leafy Lane to do his 'patch'
John and Lorraine setting off down the Bradford Road beyond the Rudloe Triangle
Bernard scouring Boxfields Road
Convolvulus arvensis on the Bradford Road footpath by the entrance to Toghill Crescent
The loneliness of the long-distance litter picker (Lorraine)

Along with the title picture, the following gallery shows summer growth in the strip of meadow twixt the Bradford Road hedgerow and Park Place

John and Lorraine (honest) in a clear (litter and traffic) Bradford Road
Litterers cider of choice (must be cheap) - there were about a dozen of these in various locations
Poppies in the A4 verge above Copenacre. As with every year, Wiltshire Council will be spraying this verge with weedkiller in the coming weeks. As our grandson would say - "Idiots".
Derrick and Gordon wend their way home along Leafy Lane after the morning's work
This month's modest haul (difficult to find the litter in the summer growth) which will be collected by the left-wing French government's contractor in the morning (Monday)
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