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.
Covid walks continue for the moment ... Sunday 9th May 2021 brought an early perambulation to Corsham via Leafy Lane Wood, Rudloe Estate, Hudswell, the Carriage Drive, Pound Mead and Station Road. And, getting adventurous, an unplanned break was taken ... for coffee at Mother & Wild. The title photo is of one of the ponds by the Carriage Drive (Pockeredge Drive) below the third, small Pockeredge Lake (which itself is just a pond really).
Getting rather parched so stopped off at Mother & Wild for a coffee. Time is approaching 9:30 on a Sunday so I didn't expect the cafe to be open but, surprisingly, it was.
Enter family of four, parents with wild hair, odd clothes, speaking what seemed to be German between themselves (I'm no longer sure that nationalities can be used in descriptions as sportsmen have recently been suspended and fined heavily for using nationality along with an expletive in exchanges - 'Polynesian' was one such description. However, I note that, strangely, the ultra-PC BBC is repeating Fawlty Towers at prime time which includes all manner of supposed nationalistic language). One assumed that at this time on a Sunday morning, their presence had something to do with religion.
Father coughed repeatedly. Exit stage left.