SZ0795 : East Howe: Long Road

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

East Howe: Long Road
East Howe: Long Road
Long Road is actually not all that long, but I suspect it is someone's surname that gives the road its name. It is a small exclave of the large West Howe council housing estate, leading to Aldridge Road (the first of whose turnings this sign faces) and the detached stub of Leybourne Avenue.

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, such as the small patch that has come off this one.

This is photo no.248 of a series of 453 in my coronavirus lockdown walking project:
See Link for the complete set of photos.
My coronavirus lockdown walking project

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
Thursday, 16 April, 2020   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 16 January, 2021
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0728 9592 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.7696N 1:53.8887W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0728 9591
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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