|Scratchwood Open Space|
To the south of this wood is the motorway service station which is now called London Gateway and if you have ever visited it you might wonder why the access road is so convoluted. The reason is that it was designed as the roundabout for Junction 3 which was intended to link the M1 with the A1 but was never built. So the M1 motorway has no Junction 3; the numbering jumps from 2 to 4.
And another interesting fact about Scratchwood Services is that the Royal Navy's heavy cruiser HMS Belfast which has been moored in the Thames near Tower Bridge as a floating museum since 1971 has its forward 6" guns targeted on... Scratchwood Services.
Which made me wonder if this unfortunate car had suffered a direct hit?