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 field and its beautiful limes which, if the developer and cronies get their way, will be buried under tarmac and reconstituted block.

Cloud over Pickwick, certainly now in 2013 with threatened speculative development in this field
Drowning not waving ... if and when the development of more than 500 houses (not counting the 248 at Rudloe & Potley) goes ahead in west Corsham, this small patch below Copenacre will be the only remnant of farm production left along the arterial roads
On 17th January 2018, President Macron visits London and former president De Gaulle visits Pickwick
Despair at Pickwick on 18th January 2018 - the Wooden Man has had enough of speculative, greenfield development
Thankfully still no development in Stafford's field at Pickwick on 22nd July 2019 but ragwort, great(er) willowherb and bindweed (calystegia sepium) provide a colourful foreground with the eastern end of the Copenacre development beyond

30th June 2021 - a midsummer (27th June) walk to Pickwick (and Nick Mason's open day)

A small July 2019 gallery

Pickwick pics - click on image to enlarge and view caption

The Bradford Road allotments with some hippie in the foreground spoiling the view. Geoff Hughes, a Copenacre storehouseman, whose bungalow is behind in Park Lane, had an allotment here as did many locals. The allotments were given over to the tarmac of Silman Close in the 1980s. Picture by Anna Turner.

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