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 so-called 'strategic gap' between Corsham/Pickwick and Rudloe is being developed. Each day is filled with the noise of earthmoving trucks from early morning until dusk. But apart from the roar of the giant engines, the machines appear to spend most of their time in reverse gear thus giving rise to a constant beeping (which negates their usefulness - if there is a continual beep then the silence is what catches the ear). Anyway, we're in no danger a couple of hundred yards away with houses and roads inbetween ... so why can we hear it? Room for a Dragon's Den invention here. I would have liked to have met (already dead I believe) the chap that invented the reversing beeper and to have stuffed one right up his derriere.

Either a meteorite has just hit the north-east corner of the former meadow or this hole is what will become the attenuation pond
A hundred years since the end of the first world war and our lovely meadow has been turned into a scene resembling the Somme
The poor devils in the barn conversion are surrounded by the hubbub all day, every day (except Sundays of course)
Thankfully, the Bradford Road beeches adjacent to the school provide some semblance of a rural scene at least for the moment. Can you imagine what this scene would look like if they were gone?
Looking the other way for the moment, we find the Redcliffe speculation creeping up towards Rudloe
The maple and ash of Skynet Drive bear witness to the devastation
Thankfully, no beeping at the moment from this stationary digger
Only six weeks since the felling of the Bradford Road trees but they already seem like a dim, distant memory
Dark days indeed at Rudloe with meadows, peace and quiet and views all gone
The formerly isolated barn conversion that is now surrounded by hubbub and upheaval and will eventually be permanently surrounded
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