SZ0894 : Ensbury Park: Beswick Avenue

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

Ensbury Park: Beswick Avenue
Ensbury Park: Beswick Avenue
This is an unusual road in that it has a dead end at both ends but the middle section forms a busy rat-run. The southern dead end leads into the large Glenmoor and Winton secondary schools, while here we are looking northward into the northern no-through section.

It has sprouted numerous side-roads of infill development, from the 1980s right up to very recent times.

No doubt this is why some of the house numbers are specified on the sign, which dates from about 2009 when the modern emblem was adopted as a working logo for the council, in place of the borough coat of arms.

The no-through-road sign has been strapped onto one of the legs as a bit of an afterthought, rather than being incorporated in the nameplate as usual (see for example SZ0696 : West Howe: Anstey Close).

This is photo no.37 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)
Monday, 20 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0800 9470 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.1108N 1:53.2778W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0800 9470
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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