For those moments in life when if you must use a motorway it ain't going to square your tyres off

I do love finding these lesser known parts of infrastructure

The way it was, check out some of these too

A selection of old maps on SABRE 

Side by side maps, the original course of the A406 around the Ace Cafe, courtesy of Sir Amos Ben

Many interesting roads and photographs on Mapco

One of my earliest memories of a road trip was when my father took us on a fishing holiday to Broxbourne c1962/3. He drove us by way of a circular route driving along the A406 from Beacontree Avenue as it was back then. Now a favourite of the dog walking fraternity.