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.


10th December 2022 - Bathampton Junction and the early birds, John and Sue Wiltshire, await the passing of Stanier LMS 4-6-2 Pacific no. 46233 Duchess of Sutherland pulling a West Coast Railway Bath and Bristol Christmas markets special. By the time it got here, it was running about 50 minutes late so twas a long wait in the cold and... the available shopping time of the passengers was much reduced.

Another Bath Christmas Market special from Holyhead at a signal on the main line. This HST masquerading as a Blue Pullman left Holyhead at 06:06 (photo taken at 12:56) and was stopped here for so long that the driver stepped down for a fag.
While waiting, we passed the time taking pictures of other things: me - a passing GWR type 166 multiple unit, presumably heading for Portsmouth; Sue - local rabbits suffering from myxomatosis (another debacle caused by mankind)
Thar she blows - the Duchess charging through the Limpley Stoke Valley
Approaching the level crossing twixt Bathampton Meadows (and Bathampton Farm) and Tyning Road
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