Toddington services were the first you met going northwards and it was a pretty poor show if your first lift dumped you there. You knew that you were in for a long journey. Next came Newport Pagnell which at one time entered the Guinness Book of Records for having TWELVE petrol pumps. Then came Watford Gap where you had to make sure that your driver was not branching off down the M45 to Birmingham. And so on to Leicester Forest then next stop, the Tinsley Viaduct exit for Sheffield. My quickest journey door to door was four hours, my longest, twenty four hours.
|Toddington is a pretty village, |
not a motorway service station.
And Toddington? Well, until yesterday when I gave a lecture there, I had never actually been to the village of Toddington.
You know, it's quite a pretty place.
Mind you, I am not sure of their provocative suggestion that we should offer violence to oculists.