SZ0796 : Northbourne: Ashridge Avenue

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

Northbourne: Ashridge Avenue
Northbourne: Ashridge Avenue
Looking down this row of detached houses from the top end of Ashridge Avenue, the pavement separated from the road by a hedge, interrupted at each driveway.

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, such as this one with peeling white section, while the original blue border has completely gone (see SZ0895 : Northbourne: Aberdare Road for a better example also, the name might look better more broadly spaces on two lines like at Aberdare Road, or on the narrower version of the same sign such as at SZ0695 : East Howe: Caroline Road).

This is photo no.18 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
Sunday, 12 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0779 9627 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.9581N 1:53.4544W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0778 9625
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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