SZ0695 : West Howe: Hanlon Close

taken 1 year ago, near to Kinson, Bournemouth, Great Britain

West Howe: Hanlon Close
West Howe: Hanlon Close
Hanlon Close comes off Grower Gardens, both dead ends for vehicles, and are two of relatively few roads to have been added to the large West Howe council estate since it was built in the 1950s.

They are built on the site of the old Heathlands First School, which closed in around 1993 when it amalgamated with Heathlands Junior to become an all-through primary school, and was all accommodated on the Junior site. The school buildings were destroyed by fire shortly after closure and before official demolition was due.

The sign is an early version of a standard Bournemouth design from around 2000, the early version recognisable by a slightly more emboldened typeface, aligned to the left when on two lines or, never on the newer versions, written on a single line as here.

This is photo no.180 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
Saturday, 18 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0649 9557 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.5813N 1:54.5612W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0646 9558
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Council Estate  Road  Council Housing  Suburb  Road Sign 

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