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.

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This 'Railway quiz' is a bit misplaced in the Steam section as it's nowt to do wi' steam but it's as good a place to put it as any. The photograph below shows a 'down' goods train passing over Bathford bridge on 3rd May 2018. All the containers have a label 'ATTENTION BULK LIQUID HANDLE WITH CARE' (see second photograph). On this 'down' train, the containers are probably, in fact, 'empties' but what was the 'bulk liquid' on the 'up' train? First correct answer will receive a bottle of fine(ish) wine. (And just to get my fivepenny-worth in with regard to the state of our railways, this is a Freightliner train. Freighliner is owned by American railway giant Genesee & Wyoming. Want our country back? Get a life. Successive governments have sold the UK down the river, or in the case of the railways, down the track).

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