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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See the yellow speck down the Bradford Road? That's Howard wending his way back to Litter HQ. See the plant in the foreground? That's horseradish. In the second picture, we see Viki, Howard and horseradish.

I will repeat here the post-pick email I sent to the Rudloe email group ...

 

To those that called I said that this morning's litter-pick was off in view of the inclement weather. However I hadn't taken into account the nature of the hardy Rudloeite ...
 
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
...
This happy breed of men (and women), this little world, 
This precious stone set in the silver sea, 
...
Against the envy of less happier lands, 
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this Rudloe.
 
(with apologies to Johann Sebastian Shakespeare)
 
Three stalwarts plus yours truly braved the lanes of Rudloe ... for the full story of their 4th November adventure, see the Litter section of rudloescene (eventually).

So here we have that, 'eventual' (actually not so eventual) story of the November litter-pick, in pictures.

The litter-pick rendezvous just before 10 o'clock and it's belting down. I was here to tell anyone that might turn up that the pick was off.
Yet three stalwarts, Howard, Gordon and Viki, braved the rain to keep our environment litter-free. Die Hard 4 coming to a cinema near you soon.
For years, 'someone' has been scattering fruit, vegetables and bread in the woodland at Rudloe Firs. Perhaps it's that same 'someone' who also scatters similar stuff in the Bradford Road woodland (by the school). Here's this week's offering - pasta shells
Howard wending his way up Bradford Road back to Litter HQ at the junction of Leafy Lane and Boxfields Road
Viki and Howard guarding the horseradish at Rudloe Fiveways
This month's relatively modest haul which includes a steel balloon inflator found in the woodland adjacent to the school
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