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.
BH? Benson & Hedges? Broadcasting House? No - Bank Holiday of course. There was a short tour around the Bradford Road greenfield developments on Monday and, unrelated to Rudloe, a trip to London on Saturday which is included in a section/gallery at the end.
The title pictures show the blue, drinking water pipe that supplies some western parts of Corsham. This supply originates at the Leafy Lane/Boxfields Road reservoirs before wending its way to the alleyway twixt Springfield Close and Bradford Road thence to an adjacent garden before 'falling' to the Bradford Road. The second picture shows the closed off Skynet Drive. Incredibly, in spite of the 'Road Ahead Closed' sign at the A4/Bradford Road junction, about 15 cars/motorbikes came up here in the 20 minutes or so that I was hanging around. The third picture shows the current state of the Bradford Road adjacent to the Bellway development and a new friend who insisted on walking with me (and the blue water pipe again).
And now the London trip on Saturday, 24th August 2019, to watch Warrington get thrashed at Wembley by the outstanding team of the season, St Helens (and to meet cousin/2nd cousin who had made the trip from Barmouth via Warrington). But hold on ... miracle of miracles, Warrington won!
In spite of having 'through' tickets, we always (2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018 and now this year) walk between Paddington and Marylebone (it's just a ten-minute stroll) as we pass through an exotic (we're on an 'exotic' theme today) landscape where we attempt to partake of a full multicultural, ethnically diverse breakfast (in place of the full English of course!).