Tuesday 2 July 2013 11.33pm
Tom Pepper wrote:
Talk about all our yesterdays.
On my first "appearance" at the Public Carriage Office to be tested on my "Knowledge" of London I was asked by the examiner, "Take me from the Eastman Dental Hospital to the General Dental Council."
Yes sir, Grays Inn Rd. to Wimpole St.
Leave on the right Grays Inn Rd., L. into Sidmouth St., fwd. Tavistock place, fwd. Gordon Sq., fwd. Byng Place, fwd. Torrington Place, R. into Tottenham Court Rd., L into Howland St., fwd New Cavendish St., R. into Wimpole St., set down on right.
It's like riding a bike, you never forget. Good luck with your 'ampsteads Jan.
Wasn't that examiner known as "Dracula"? The blokes tooth mad.
I think that it may have been Mr. Finley, he would drive you nuts, he'd walk around the room humming, or picking his nose, anything to put you off your concentration while you were trying to think of the location of the Paraguayan embassy or somewhere.
Rumour has it that at his funeral, the hearse arrived at the cemetery, and he pushed open the coffin lid and said, "If you had gone down Lots Rd. and then Townmead Rd. to Wandworth Bridge it would have have been a shorter route!"