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 abandoned Weavern Farm. Some years ago, I met a man walking in the adjacent Monks Wood with his grandchildren. He told me that he lived on the farm many years before and used to play barefoot in the wood. The children of the farm used to walk to school (of course) in Biddestone and Chippenham. See the gallery By Brook images at the foot of this page for more photos of Weavern Farm, Monks Wood etc
In the By Brook Valley - October 2015
This was a trip across to Thickwood for a rendezvous with a couple of troubadors then onto the pub for a soiree (some nosh and a couple of pints). Don't know how the Fox and Hounds does it ... the fish specials board is extensive and includes the traditional fish and chips but ... chilli-battered red mullet (three large fillets), chips and salad (the F&H salads are a joy, not simply limp lettuce and a tomato) and a pint for £7.50!
In the By Brook Valley - May 2015
Actually, 8th May, the day after the general election - walking off my sorrows. Let's start with a quiz. The following picture shows the clock of St John the Baptist at Colerne - do you notice it only has an hour hand. You can still tell the time, approximately, but why would the clock not have a minute hand? Would it be that:
In the By Brook Valley - May 2014
By Brook images. Not just the sight of the wild garlic, just about as far as the eye can see, but the aroma is a delight (for those that appreciate the onion family!). Click on images to enlarge and view captions. (Note that 'By Brook' covers its environs also: Widdenham, Euridge, Colerne, Thickwood and Biddestone). See also the 'Walks in the Time of Covid' series for more images of the By Brook Valley.