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My 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown walking project

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SZ0796 : East Howe: East Howe Lane by Chris Downer
122. EAST HOWE LANE

East Howe Lane is one of the main routes in this part of town. As perhaps suggested by the word Lane, it is one of the original track routes long before Bournemouth's suburbia reached this far. Here, at the Leybourne Avenue junction, the road has been rerouted from its origianal line, which follows the line of old houses which we see to the right.

East Howe Lane has a wide variety of housing: council housing in two parts, private bungalows in two other parts, old cottages like those pictured here, and even a couple of very old thatched cottages such as Link. There aren't many of those in Bournemouth's suburbs!


SZ0894 : Winton: Edgehill Road by Chris Downer
123. EDGEHILL ROAD

Looking around the corner into Edgehill Road from its northern end. We don't see much of the detached houses from the earlier part of the 20th century, but we do see that there are far more cars now than were accommodated for when they were built. While many have driveways, lots of families now have two or three cars, of course.


SZ0995 : Redhill: Edifred Road by Chris Downer
124. EDIFRED ROAD

Looking southwest along Edifred Road from Granby Road. Both feature bungalows but those at this end of Granby Road, alongside one of which we are standing, do not have garden fences.


SZ0694 : East Howe: Edward Road by Chris Downer
125. EDWARD ROAD

This is a funny little road - from the main Kinson Road, the first segment is of gravel - but further down it becomes a properly tarmacked road with pavements.


SZ0894 : Ensbury Park: Eldon Road by Chris Downer
126. ELDON ROAD

Typical of the roads in this small area loosely known as Victoria Park, Eldon Road comprises desirable, earlier 20th-century detached houses. We see it here from the Victoria Avenue crossroads.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Elgar Road by Chris Downer
127. ELGAR ROAD

A tiny little cul-de-sac off Howeth Road, containing a few pairs of semi-detached bungalows. There is also a public path into the little wooded area called Puck's Dell from the dead end (see Link ).


SZ0894 : Moordown: Elmes Road by Chris Downer
128. ELMES ROAD

Looking along this long road of typical-for-Moordown early-20th-century detached houses, from its one junction, midway along, with Comley Road. Elmes Road does a slight kink at this junction, but not in the direction indicated by the curve of the pavement: immediately next to us, it swings back the other way and carries on a few degrees the other side of straight.


SZ0696 : West Howe: Elmhurst Road by Chris Downer
129. ELMHURST ROAD

Looking along this short road on the northern fringe of the large 1950s West Howe housing estate. The houses are typical council semis and in recent years energy has been garnered from the installation of photovoltaic cells on their roofs.


SZ0897 : West Parley: Elm Tree Walk by Chris Downer
130. ELM TREE WALK

Looking along this short road which starts along the back of the Parley Cross shops and then has a 90º corner to arrive here at Ridgeway. We glimpse one of the bungalows which are typical of the area.


SZ0796 : Northbourne: Emma Close by Chris Downer
131. EMMA CLOSE

A small infill development of bungalows in the back gardens of some houses in The Broadway. I've noticed that quite a few of these have names which are girls' forenames: Jenni Close and Samantha Close are two other nearby examples.


SZ0994 : Moordown: Endfield Road by Chris Downer
132. ENDFIELD ROAD

This looks as if it might be a misspelling of Enfield, but in fact it is at the end of the field the field being Moordown Recreation Ground, which is the other side of the wall.


SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Ensbury Avenue by Chris Downer
133. ENSBURY AVENUE

Looking from its northern end, on Columbia Road, where it is one of the original north-south roads and contains mixed housing. Towards the southern end it swings round in a broad curve to become part of the 1970s Slades Farm council estate.


SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Ensbury Close by Chris Downer
134. ENSBURY CLOSE

A 1980s (or maybe late 70s, when Ensbury Avenue was extended from about here into the new council estate) cul-de-sac off Ensbury Avenue. One of the addresses, perhaps the one pictured as it is a house rather than a bungalow, was the caretaker's house of the almost adjacent Glenmoor girls' secondary school.


SZ0794 : Ensbury Park: Ensbury Gardens by Chris Downer
135. ENSBURY GARDENS

A modern infill development behind Ensbury Avenue. The virtually unbroken line of houses is split into three in terms of address and access, with the more or less identical Hartmoor Gardens and Glenmoor Gardens adjacent to the south.

The sign is small and nonstandard and, therefore, presumably erected by the developer rather than the council.


SZ0894 : Moordown: Ensbury Park Road by Chris Downer
136. ENSBURY PARK ROAD

One of the major routes of Bournemouth's suburbs, this road leads to Ensbury Park, as its name suggests. We look through the railings at its junction with Wimborne Road towards the first few houses, which are typical of the area early-20th-century detached houses whose front gardens have mainly been turned into parking spaces over the years.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Ericksen Road by Chris Downer
137. ERICKSEN ROAD

A strange little road, looking more like a driveway and only a through route for pedestrians. It takes the route of an original track before the West Howe council estate was built in the 1950s, extending behind us up what are now Moorside Close and Mount Road, to Poole Lane.

There is more discussion on this at Link and other photos along the route, linked from that one.


SZ0795 : East Howe: Etches Close by Chris Downer
138. ETCHES CLOSE

A modern development - around 15 years old - built on what had been a vacant plot but for the small hut of the local Disabled Drivers' Association. The plot also had a public footpath through to Leybourne Avenue from here, and that right of way still exists on the carriageway of the new road.

There is more discussion on this at Link and other photos along the route, linked from that one.


SZ0696 : Bear Cross: Exbury Drive by Chris Downer
139. EXBURY DRIVE

A road typical of the Bear Cross area, with nice detached bungalows and, quite often, a few trees along the pavement even if it doesn't have 'Avenue' in its name.


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