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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Field entrance in Ladbrook Lane adjacent to the railway with a bank of thistles gone to seed and the chapel in the old part of Corsham cemetery with some of the sweet peas much in evidence here

The south lime avenue of Corsham Court - the start of this stroll around Ladbrook Lane and the Batters
Trees and grasses twixt the south lime avenue and Corsham Park
Corsham Lake from the western pathway through the park
Barley in the Lacock Road; picture taken from the path that leads to the cemetery
Three graves tucked away in the north-western corner of the old part of the cemetery; the simple wooden cross at left is unmarked
The chapel in the old part of the cemetery with many sweet peas amongst the grasses
The old part of the cemetery is ideal for wildlife; there was a jenny wren flitting about while I was taking this picture
The spirit of the age is perhaps embodied in this crude, concrete replacement for the old, vernacular Ladbrook Lane railway bridge. Ironic too that this wasn't necessary as electrification will not continue this far (another government cock-up).
Two railway company vans were parked in this patch, with ragwort and teasel, by the bridge. Which company? Why Alstom of course (French), one of the many European companies running or maintaining our railway (Want our country back? Get a life).
Landscape version of the title photograph, taken by the railway bridge, showing thistles in flower and gone to seed
Strange name for a house. Loads of walnuts on these trees by the Ladbrook Lane railway bridge.
Where the Ladbrook flows, except it doesn't in this exceptionally hot, dry summer
The Ladbrook flowing, or not, through the Batters
One of the many paths through the Batters
There are quite a number of wych elms in the Batters - here we see the distinctive leaves with serrated edges
A patch of open ground in the heavily-wooded Batters
Here we see that the Ladbrook is just (just!) flowing in the Batters
The flow of water is hardly discernible as the Ladbrook winds its way through the Batters on 18th July 2018
Wych elm leaves in the Batters with still pools of the Ladbrook behind
Thankfully, the Pound Pill railway bridge has not been disfigured and we trainspotters can still poke our lenses over, or through, the metalwork
These Pound Pill cottages, particularly the furthest one, almost lost their ground floor windows to the ramp for the railway crossing
The Great Western looks a bit forlorn in this 18th July 2018 view. Hopefully it isn't.
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