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.
After the storm at Boxfields - 25th January 2014
18th September 2014 - fiercest storm for many a long year in north-west Wiltshire
25th January 2014 - 10-minute storm, reported as mini-tornado
This occurred in mid-afternoon and did some minor damage in the area - slate blown from The Quarryman's roof, large shrub blown across the B3109, fence panels blown over and so on. The short movie below is taken from inside The Quarryman's Arms - just minutes before, there was a clear view to the other side of By Brook Valley. The children heard crying in the background had been caught outside and the family took shelter in the pub.
After the storm - the photos below were taken between Boxfields and Rudloe