SZ0695 : East Howe: Kinson Road

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

East Howe: Kinson Road
East Howe: Kinson Road
One of the most important through roads in the area, it is surprising that Kinson Road has never been classified as at least a B road, but in the 98 years of road classifications it never has. The road forms the direct route from Wallisdown into the centre of Kinson, about 2 miles, and is dead straight for the southern two thirds of this journey. It is residential for its whole length, apart from a short shopping parade and a couple of other corner shops, and the house numbers reach the mid-400s at Kinson.

The sign is of a simple design which was produced in great numbers, I believe at the back end of the 1980s, and quite a few remain. Peculiarly, Kinson Road clearly was given a large number of these signs, even facing dead-end roads which could only be accessed from here such as this one which faces Norcliffe Close. Some are beginning to look a little tatty while others, like this one, look as good as new.

This is photo no.232 of a series of 451 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
Tuesday, 14 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 November, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0697 9513 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.3436N 1:54.1533W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0699 9516
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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