SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Kingswell Road

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

Ensbury Park: Kingswell Road
Ensbury Park: Kingswell Road
One of the more major minor roads in this area, if that's not a contradiction, Kingswell Road runs parallel with the main Columbia Road and is therefore relatively busy, feeding local side roads to the more major network. It is about mile in length and we see it here from its only substantial bend, about 10 or so.

The housing is varied but not much of it is as old as the cottage we see on the far left, which was the original farmhouse whose farmland was used for the development of this whole area from the 1930s.

The sign is of a design that became prevalent in Bournemouth around 1990 and was in use for most of that decade. Many are starting to look a bit shabby now, with the blue border fading and the white surface peeling, but this one is in pretty good nick.

This is photo no.228 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
Sunday, 19 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 August, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0718 9491 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.2247N 1:53.9750W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0714 9490
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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