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.


Matt Annis of Bristol Sonics RL wires the result and details of the West of England League Plate Final on Saturday 20th August 2016. The match, along with the Grand Final, was played at Chippenham RU.

20th August 2016 - The West of England League Plate Final between Oxford Cavaliers and Southampton Spitfires. After a week or more of warm weather, finals day was wet and windy with an almighty downpour during the match which saw Oxford triumph by 21 points to 8.

Players' 'tunnels' are formed after the Oxford v Southampton Plate Final as spectators get a bit of a break following the downpour
Peter Chadwick, right, formerly a stalwart of the RFL and Gloucester Warriors, would later present the trophies and medals
Chris Chatten of the RFL and Bath & Wiltshire Romans passes to Harold Cowley, father of Swindon St George captain George Cowley
Karl, of Brisbane, Swindon St George and 'B and the Bops' (a band based in Zagreb) peddles much-needed umbrellas (where's his Mac?)

The West of England League Grand Final followed the Plate Final and saw the league leaders from each West of England pool, Portsmouth Navy Seahawks and Swindon St George, contesting a hard-fought match with Portsmouth eventually coming out on top by 36 points to 24.

Danger Man 2 takes a break
The triumphant Portsmouth Navy Seahawks
Peter Chadwick, the Gloucester Warriors and RFL stalwart, presents the trophies and medals
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