SZ0894 : Moordown: Coronation Avenue

taken 8 months ago, near to Winton, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Moordown: Coronation Avenue
Moordown: Coronation Avenue
Looking along this typical Moordown residential street from the main Wimborne Road. There is a busy traffic light junction almost abutting this one but excluding it, hence the railings to encourage pedestrians to go along the road a little before crossing. The houses are typical of Moordown: desirable, early 20th-century detached.

The name Coronation Avenue may indicate that it was built around 1901 or 1910 and I think the latter is more likely, as the next three roads along are Queen Mary, King George and King Edward Avenues.

The sign is a modern one, from 2010-15 when this more modern, abstract emblem rather than the traditional town coat of arms as the working logo of the council. They are more often seen under perspex and mounted on two posts, but this one is just affixed to the railings.

This is photo no.89 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)
Tuesday, 28 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0881 9458 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.0453N 1:52.5890W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0878 9459
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Detached Houses  Suburb  Road  Road Sign  Railings 

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