SZ0894 : Moordown: Cowper Road

taken 7 months ago, near to Moordown, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Moordown: Cowper Road
Moordown: Cowper Road
Looking along this typical Moordown side street from the main Wimborne Road. It is not, in fact, completely typical as it comes to a dead end for no really apparent reason: beyond the houses at the end, and unconnected by road or path, is Delhi Road which could quite easily have been a continuation of the same road.

The sign is a standard Bournemouth 1980s one, mounted on a tall post with a sign facing each way, as with most of the turnings along the mile stretch of Wimborne Road through Moordown and Winton. Many of the signs themselves have been replaced even if the tall posts are still used, but a fair number still have the 1980s signage, as here.

This is photo no.91 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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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0878 9480 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.1641N 1:52.6142W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0882 9480
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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