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.
Rain continued on 4th January 2024 but ceased on 5th January. The title pictures show no. 8 Easton Lane (the road to Thingley and Notton at the foot of Chequers Hill) and the flood at Stambridge (Batheaston) opposite the George & Dragon/Robbie's Plaice (fish & chips).
The photos below are from two walks, the first on 4th January started at the Bath Road Retail Park opposite Sainsbury's and continued along Easton Lane (the former Chippenham-Corsham rat run) to the unnamed road between Notton and the foot of Chequers Hill (which also seems to be called Easton Lane) then along the A4 to Sainsbury's. The second, on 5th January, was from Budgen's on the A4 in Box through Ashley, the Shockerwick bends on the A4 and Bathford to Batheaston.
Now we move to a brighter 5th January 2024 and a constitutional taking in Pickwick as well as Ashley etc mentioned above