SZ0795 : East Howe: Hadow Road

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

East Howe: Hadow Road
East Howe: Hadow Road
The sign for Hadow Road looks as if it will soon be Shadow Road, thanks to the ever lengthening shadows of the houses on Kinson Road, behind us, late on this fine spring evening.

Both corner houses here have a triangle cut out of their front gardens, to give those wide semicircles of pavement on the corners. The positioning of the sign gives us limited view both of the sign and along the road but we can glimpse the first house, which I think may originally have been the caretaker's house for one of the schools.

Hadow Road leads to The Bourne Academy (formerly Kings High School, originally Kingsleigh Secondary) and Kingsleigh Primary School, which face each other a short distance down, before the road becomes a footpath now known as Learning Lane. There are a handful of council houses along here, too.

The sign is an early version of a standard Bournemouth design from around 2000, the early version recognisable by a slightly more emboldened typeface, aligned to the left when on two lines or, never on the newer versions, written on a single line as here.

This is photo no.178 of a series of 453 in my coronavirus lockdown walking project:
See Link for the complete set of photos.
My coronavirus lockdown walking project

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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Tuesday, 14 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 May, 2020
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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WGS84: 50:45.3759N 1:54.1107W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0701 9519
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