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 10th October 2023 brought another trip to the marvellous Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR). The first title picture was taken on the Scots pine bordered entrance ramp to the Cheltenham Racecourse terminus and the second shows the 'inspector' who will be assessing today's footplate crew (see below) on Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacific no. 35006 Peninsular & Orient Line.

Another view of the Scots pine bordered entrance to the Cheltenham Racecourse terminus
Anthony, today's fireman on Bullied Pacific no. 35006 Peninsular & Orient Line
Pete, the allocated driver (under test) on the 12:45 from Cheltenham Racecourse to Broadway
The elaborate nameplate of no. 35006
A couple of happy passengers
The buffet car - our (my) one complaint about the trip, the coffee was awful
A party of schoolchildren dressed in 'period' clothes alight at Winchcombe for the 'Discovery Coach'
Another party of schoolchildren in period costume at Winchcombe
Departing Winchcombe
The Hand of God seen on departure from Winchcombe
Crew changeover at Toddington
Arrival at Broadway
Walking into Broadway for lunch
A fine sycamore on the Evesham Road entrance to Broadway. Let's hope no one fells this one.
Awaiting departure from Broadway in our DMU (doh!)
One of a number of deeply-furrowed, lineside fields
Fine veteran bike at Toddington Station
The 'right away' at Winchcombe
Approaching Gotherington
Gotherington Station
The skew bridge and the end of the line at Cheltenham Racecourse
Feeling at home (with my beer belly) at the Green Dragon Inn at Cockleford. Eventually, eight more beer-bellied locals joined the scrimmage - enough for a rugby league team.
Sign above the fire at the Green Dragon Inn
Sunset at Kemble Airfield on the reurn journey
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