SZ0595 : West Howe: Frost Road

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

West Howe: Frost Road
West Howe: Frost Road
A curving road of semi-detached and terraced council housing at the fringe of the large 1950s West Howe council estate. In recent years, the council has invested in photovoltaic arrays on the roofs of those still under its ownership.

The road sign is a one-line version of the blue design which became prevalent in Bournemouth around 1990 and was in use for most of that decade. These narrower signs are much less common, even for road names that fit nicely on one line! (See SZ0895 : Northbourne: Aberdare Road for one neatly arranged on two lines, and SZ0796 : Northbourne: Ashridge Avenue for one written on one line but on a larger sign.)

This is photo no.152 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
Saturday, 18 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0584 9562 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.6087N 1:55.1140W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0587 9560
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Suburb  Road  Road Sign  Council Estate  Photovoltaic Array 

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