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.
11th April 2020 saw the intrepid isolators perambulate through Lower Rudloe, No Notion, Weavern, Monks Wood and Slaughterford returning along Biddestone Lane and Weavern Lane. And in so doing, 'we' think we may have found the answer to a 30-year (or so) mystery - who was responsible for the 'art installation' of pink stilletos and patent bright-pink boots which graced Weavern Lane for many years (see Localities, Slaughterford here: Slaughterford). We got chatting (at regulation distance) to a local who had lived in the area for many decades and who was quite circumspect about the 'artist' responsible; this circumspection included the statement 'he's dead and buried long ago'! Perhaps a certain person in his youth? The title photo is a Biddestone Lane, Slaughterford view
Apologies to Mark and Sue - we couldn't resist further isolating ourselves beyond Weavern Farm in order to explore the route across the By Brook that we used to take in more adventurous times. The following photos explain (I hope). An (alcoholic) offering will be made if and when the lockdown ends.