Geo-Trips :: Around Daventry
A drive from Little Brickhill, Sun, 2 Aug 2020 by David Howard
Due to the lockdown preventing my planned trip to Wales I spent time looking around the maps for pre-Worboys signs, which turned up a good few I'd never have got round to looking for otherwise. A matching pair were on a housing estate in Daventry, which like others I discovered were never caught by anyone before on the internet, so gave me somewhere to go on my regular weekend photo trips. Due to their tenuous nature I don't post existing signs here, so there's no way enquiring hands can reach and remove them, but will send anyone who wants to take photos themselves the location in private.
It was a nice sunny day with no holdups, Dunstable tends to be a bottleneck most of the day and has now closed the A5 to pedestrianise the shopping area for covid, and the diversion sign stops as soon as you are forced to turn off. The first time I ended up miles away but did get a couple of new squares blindly driving around Bedfordshire, before rejoining the A5 at Hockliffe, and then checked you can literally drive round the block to get round the diverted road. One thing about collecting photos is any diversion simply adds more to the expected coverage, and with Google Maps I can't get totally lost any more. As it was the A5 itself was completely closed by Daventry, and as a result were sent to Northampton on a route I'd never have used otherwise, and had to wind around silly roads to get back south to where it was open again.
The photos taken in Mill Hill were after I returned to London but on the same day.
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Building works at Mill Hill East Station
As the station remains virtually unchanged since the day it was built I hope this... more
New flats on New Street, Daventry
I expect they look very much like what was there before, if not somewhere very... more
The Printworks, Dunstable
More new housing going up in what was a blank space on the map. I see this in... more