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.
Still in the Time of Covid. So much so that 'we' visited the NHS Pharmaxo vaccination centre at the Fiveways Industrial Estate on Saturday, 21st August 2021 (see picture below). Sunday brought a short walk to Boxfields, Quarry Wood and the Quarryman's. The title picture shows beeches on the top path in Quarry Wood.
More images of the harvested wheat field and Chapel Plaister follow in the gallery below. Select the icon with outward-pointing arrows to enlarge the pictures. Wadswick (Country Store etc) and Kingsmoor Wood also feature.
The ridiculous sign shown above erected by the new 'pagan' owner of this section of the wood, declares 'CCTV in use' (with an image of a camera), 'Danger Keep out', 'Protected by witchcraft', 'All trespassers will be prosecuted' along with an image that I can't make out (looks like a balloon with fingers). I hadn't appreciated that paganism was synonymous with narrow-mindedness. Such creeping urbanisation of our relatively few 'wild' spaces is becoming increasingly prevalant ... and talking of narrow-mindedness, if you wander through Ashley, towards its western end there are a few houses/bungalows before Black John's smallholding and on the gatepost of one of these, there is a sign which proclaims 'Strictly Private, No Parking or Turning' - what a strange name for a house.