SZ0896 : Northbourne: Austen Avenue

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

Northbourne: Austen Avenue
Northbourne: Austen Avenue
Looking along this very short road, not an avenue in the usual sense of being tree lined, which leads only to Cedar Avenue which has a dead end at both ends.

This, its only sign, is of a design that became prevalent in Bournemouth around 1990 and was in use for most of that decade. Supplementary information, such as house numbers or 'leading to' as seen here, are shown in the different font from the road name. Many of these are starting to look a bit shabby now and while the white has deteriorated here, the blue is still ok.

This is photo no.21 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
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0803 9659 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.1305N 1:53.2498W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0803 9658
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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