SZ0894 : Moordown: Balfour Road

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

Moordown: Balfour Road
Moordown: Balfour Road
Balfour Road is a strange little road - it appears little more than a rear access alleyway between shops on the main Wimborne Road. But it in fact leads down to Moordown Conservative Club and has a few houses beyond.

The sign is a nonstandard version of the standard Bournemouth one from around 2000, with the borough coat of arms at the left, but it does not have BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL in smaller print at the top, which is usual. PRIVATE RD is, though, added at the bottom.

This is photo no.25 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
Friday, 10 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 0878 9445 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.9752N 1:52.6147W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0876 9446
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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