SZ0796 : East Howe: East Howe Lane

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

East Howe: East Howe Lane
East Howe: East Howe Lane
East Howe Lane is one of the main routes in this part of town. As perhaps suggested by the word Lane, it is one of the original track routes long before Bournemouth's suburbia reached this far. Here, at the Leybourne Avenue junction, the road has been rerouted from its original line, which follows the line of old houses which we see to the right.

East Howe Lane has a wide variety of housing: council housing in two parts, private bungalows in two other parts, old cottages like those pictured here, and even a couple of very old thatched cottages such as SZ0795 : East Howe: Primrose Cottage. There aren't many of those in Bournemouth's suburbs!

The sign is of a simple design which was produced in great numbers, I believe at the back end of the 1980s, and quite a few remain. Some, like this one, are beginning to look a little tatty while others look as good as new.

This is photo no.122 of a series of 453 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)
Friday, 1 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0751 9617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.9043N 1:53.6928W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0751 9618
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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