SZ0897 : West Parley: Christchurch Road

taken 2 years ago, near to West Parley, Dorset, Great Britain

West Parley: Christchurch Road
West Parley: Christchurch Road
Looking west from Parley Cross along this normally busy road, with a common name in this neck of the woods because, of course, Christchurch is a nearby town and several roads lead there. It is only a small segment of Christchurch Road which is within the 2km radius of my project, but we are outside the circle here as this is the nearest sign.

It is a modern East Dorset District Council sign featuring its logo at the left-hand end, which will become rarer as the years go by because in April 2019 East Dorset District Council was abolished and became part of the unitary Dorset Council.

This is photo no.71 of a series of 453 in my coronavirus lockdown walking project:
See Link for the complete set of photos.
My coronavirus lockdown walking project :: SZ0795

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, on 23 March 2020 the government announced a lockdown which effectively confined people to their homes, apart from essential journeys which included vital shopping, to help vulnerable people, and one period of exercise per day.

There was speculation about whether driving to a place of exercise, such as a beauty spot, was acceptable and guidelines were quickly made, that exercise should take place locally and direct from home.

So I drew a 2km radius around my home on a map and set out to walk along, across or past every named street and footpath within this circle.

I found that there are 451 such roads/paths, not including roads whose postal address is part of another road already included (such as some Courts, Terraces and Mews).

I undertook to take a photo of a sign for each one, mainly with some context of the road itself. They can all be viewed, along with my 2km map, here: Link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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B Road 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0832 9798 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.8803N 1:53.0012W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0842 9799
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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