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.


As the 'Rudloe Green' webpage is a fairly recent innovation, please see articles on the 'Rudloe Estate' webpage (here: Rudloe Estate) for information on the village green application; these articles are dated 14th March 2019, 30th March 2019, 17th April 2019, 17th June 2019 and 5th September 2019.

Note that the Coronation picnic is cancelled owing to likely inclement weather.

5th April 2023 and almost a year on from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee party, we have the proclamation of the King's Coronation Picnic on the Green which will take place on Monday, 8th May 2023 from 13:00 to 15:00 (or later for those that are so inclined). Once again, this event is being organised by Phil and Laura Rice who may be contacted at phillip.rcg@aol.com.

4th June 2022 and a day in the life of Rudloe Green. That day was the Platinum Jubilee party organised by Rudloe Community Group. The title pictures show: Phil and Laura Rice, founders of Rudloe Community Group; the Queen and Prince Phillip (her no. 2) of Prestley Wood Road; Councillor Derek Walters judging the bake-off entries; Vasilika (spelling?) and daughter, winners of the bake-off and Khan flying the flag. Thanks are due to Pete and partner for setting up the 'beer tent' and all the paraphernalia that went with it.

The Platinum Jubilee party on Rudloe Green vignette
Activity close to the 'beer tent' with Steve, Glenda and Denise in conversation, Phil and Gordon
The King and the three princes of Dusseldorf
The Queen with the three princes of Dusseldorf

Derek judging the bake-off competition...

Yes, being a Wiltshire councillor is a tough life, but someone has to do it...
It's party time (in spite of the cold wind)!
Calling the raffle - the King had some luck
And the next number is...
A raffle winner
The sun comes out on the party
The community on Rudloe Green
Good shot if he gets it

And now, the spot the ball competition...

And now, the spot the hoop competition (looks like these 'guys' have been practicing)

5th June 2022 - Corsham Baptist Church's Jubilee Fun on the Green brought the faithful together for a prayer meeting followed by a picnic with activities for kids (and dogs). 

Not picnic weather but the faithful turned out in force for this Platinum Jubilee 'party'
Rob Durant delivering the 'sermon' to the faithful
I was 'attracted' to the music on hearing a trumpet whilst litter-picking in Skynet Drive

Images of 'The Church on the Green' on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee. In spite of the weather, the numbers attending (probably 70 or 80) indicate the scale of support for this church at Rudloe. This, apart from all else, indicates the nonsensical nature of the plans of Green Square Accord whose proposals for this area include the demolition of the 525 sq metre Rudloe Community Centre and its replacement with one less than a third of the size (150 sq metres). The size of the current, 'temporary' home of the church at Dandelion Cafe (the former NAAFI) in Leafy Lane is of the same order as the proposed replacement community centre and is too small to hold the prevailing congregation. So what would be the point in a) demolishing a building which is of sufficient size to hold a 'full' congregation and b) building a structure of the same size as one which already exists?

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