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.
Back in the late 50s, there was a BBC TV series of half-hour programmes called Railway Roundabout. The programmes looked at aspects of railway operation throughout the country and were essential tea-time entertainment for nerds. For this 34th ('numbered' Z) in the series of Walks in the Time of Covid, we have Rudloe Roundabout - a selection of photographs taken around Rudloe in the week of 22nd November 2020. The title photo, taken on 26th November, shows the magnificent beeches at Rudloe Manor.
'Corsham Science Park', shown above, consists of about a dozen units of varying sizes - all are 7.5-metre high steel-clad eyesores which should, according to all relevant policies, have been built on a low-level site. This is just another example of authorities (government, councils) not following their own rules (or, perhaps, being befuddled by the complexity of the rules). As fas as can be ascertained, just one of the units is occupied by a company called Microgenetics whose homepage proclaims SwiftDetect for Agriculture, a flagship product which will "Detect multiple diseases in your crop ...". Let me ask a director of this company and the principal of this supposed science park, Chris Watt, the question ... 'You mean detection of disease that may have occurred on the crop in the field that was swallowed up by your science park?'