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.


In White Ennox Lane looking towards Chapel Plaister on 25th January 2019

Doohan's Wood from the Thorneypits byway on 25th January 2019
View towards Box from White Ennox Lane on 25th January 2019
The view towards Chapel Plaister from White Ennox Lane - 25th January 2019
Wadswick Agro-industrial Complex (aka Wadswick Country Store & Manor Farm) from White Ennox Lane on 25th January 2019
Ivy-covered trees in the Bradford Road with Kingsmoor Wood beyond - 25th January 2019
Looks like winter barley in the foreground field; Manor Farm sub-contracts others to farm these fields
Looking west in the winter barley field across rather strange, large, bare, rectangular patches - 25th January 2019
A close-up of those bare patches; White Ennox Lane trees and Doohan's Wood beyond
Ridiculous croquet at Wadswick Green - those balls will never go through the hoops
One of the new apartment blocks taking shape at Wadswick Green on 25th January 2019 - view from the terrace of Greenhouse restaurant

Some readers (if there are any) may know that I try to keep an old family tradition alive when asked "How are you?". The traditional response is "Just suffering from old age and poverty". I discovered that this may not be completely understood in cross-cultural conversations as when Andrea, the Romanian restaurant manager at Greenhouse restaurant, asked the question. After my response she enquired "Pot of tea?".

The Donkey Field (yet another planning application for 95 houses here) from Westwells Road on 12th January 2019

The extract below is from one of the many sources (the link to the particular website I discovered can be found at 'The wonder of moss' link below) that wax lyrical about the benefits of moss:


One of the most effective carbon sequesters on land are Sphagnum, the genus that comprise more than 300 species of moss and is most well known as peat moss. Carbon sequestration is the process in which carbon is captured from the atmosphere and is stored in long term storage deferring climate change. Moss covers 3% of the land mass and stores perhaps more carbon than any other plant on land. These mosses are extremely beneficial to the environment, however, unfortunately, a large percentage have been destroyed by human activity including, clearing out forests and agriculture. Almost 250,000 acres are lost in Indonesia every year.  

A desolate view across Wadswick airstrip towards Salisbury Plain on 12th January 2019
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