SZ0595 : West Howe: Batchelor Road

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

West Howe: Batchelor Road
West Howe: Batchelor Road
Batchelor Road is on the large 1950s West Howe council estate and comprises mainly those easily recognisable council semis. They are not very visible here but see SZ0695 : West Howe: Batchelor Crescent for nearby examples.

Surprisingly, Batchelor Road still possesses three of its four original nameplates, embossed in cast iron and still on their original single concrete legs. The leg continues behind the sign at half depth and splays into a T shape, where the sign is attached. (See SZ0695 : East Howe: Caroline Road for an example of an old post, minus its sign.)

(One might say, rather meanly, all the more surprising because 30 years ago West Howe had quite a reputation for deprivation, vandalism and antisocial behaviour.)

This is photo no.32 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
Saturday, 18 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 April, 2020
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0595 9529 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.4306N 1:55.0208W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0593 9529
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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