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 White Horse at Biddestone was at about the half-way point in this foray to Tugela Road, Chippenham
And so we arrive in Chippenham with still a bit of a hike to Tugela Road (by the railway station). These were the four 'original' houses in Frogwell when we came to Chippenham in 1959. The first, pink bungalow, was owned by Jim and Pam Brinkworth who later moved to their farm at Yatton Keynell. In 1959, Hungerdown Lane was just a country lane; the Kingfisher pub was built on the site of a brick farmhouse, its car park covered the orchard. Down in the Ladyfield Brook 'dip' was a scout hut. Further down Hungerdown Lane, where Queen's Crescent now sits, was Chippenham United's football ground. I used to go and watch our local lad (ha - a Scot, Bill Maclean), play.