SZ0796 : Northbourne: Gillam Road

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

Northbourne: Gillam Road
Northbourne: Gillam Road
A short road of (originally) council housing linking Leybourne and Western Avenues.

There are regular council semis on the western side of the road, while on this eastern side there is a block of council flats (background) and a service road leading up to shops, with flats above, on a higher level. Nowadays the only shops still running are a general store, hairdresser's and a door, window and conservatory firm; the double-frontage driving test centre closed in February 2019 owing to internal flooding and the rest of the shops were converted to flats several years ago.

The road sign is a standard one from around 2000-2006, perhaps a little earlier, featuring the borough coat of arms.

This is photo no.159 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
Thursday, 16 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0764 9601 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.8179N 1:53.5824W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0762 9600
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Road  Suburb  Road Sign  Council Housing  Row of Shops  Flats  Shops 

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