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 draw of the valley (By Brook) is irresistible. The intention today (29th May 2020) was to walk to the Three Shires Stones but, as usual, diversions were taken (I have never yet, in forty-five years, managed to get there).
On a short break from compiling this page, I overheard a radio DJ mention a call received from a listener who was enjoying the beautiful weather in her garden. Good for her, but in these days of electronic machinery, that enjoyment can be infrequent. The good weather is carte blanche for the noise-makers. This week, one of our neighbours had a company in to make as much noise as possible over three days - hedge trimming, jet washing, even leaf blowing (what is wrong with the good, old-fashioned brush?). Come Friday, that company had departed so I thought we should be okay for a relaxing day in the garden ... then, Jesus, a truck arrived outside our house pulling an industrial shredder and promptly began work at another neighbours house, cutting and shredding. I gave up, abandoning the street to the noise makers, I departed for the countryside ... and so we have this webpage.
Colerne Interlude ... He'll never get that truckload into that barrow ... The Six Bells all spruced up and waiting for lockdown to end ... The Old Fox and Hounds ... The Liberal Club quoting Arnie ... The new Fox and Hounds and its al fresco frontage ... Plenty on offer at the Fox and Hounds but seems like I'm not welcome.
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Trees and buildings (and elements) on the Alcombe-Middlehill Road including an acacia, an old sycamore in the triangle at the junction with the Upper Shockerwick Road, chimneys of Coles Farm (possibly?), a fine old double-gabled house (Coles Farm?) and an unusual buttress. Click on the icon with inward-facing arrows below to see full-page versions of these images.
Three images of Middlehill in the gallery below including a magnificent lime and a view of the By Brook (click on icon with inward-facing arrows for full-page images)