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.
The first Sunday in May (3rd) brought an overcast day and relatively dull photographs but nil desperandum, we will try our best. This walk took in Pockeridge Drive, Potley, Leafield, Elley Green, The Ridge, Eastlays Quarry, and the track to Whitley (crossing the Roman road) returning via 'the Piggy' and Neston. The title photograph shows rocks and cow parsley at the site of the old (now disused) Park Lane Quarry (there is a new one to the east of Neston) to the west of Eastlays Quarry (also disused and now a giant wine cellar).
I mentioned BS (bullshit, in case of doubt) earlier. In his book Media Control (subtitled 'The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda'), Noam Chomsky talks of propaganda and of creating a slogan that nobody is going to be against using the US example "Support our troops" which is something that nobody (almost) is going to be against. His point is that such slogans are meaningless and (deliberately) divert attention from a question that does mean something. So what did "Take back control" and "Release Britain's potential" mean?