Thursday, 24 May 2012

Brum Mail journalist named 'Spaghetti Junction'

"Spaghetti Junction" is getting lots of publicity as its opening 40 years ago today on May 24, 1972 is celebrated.

But it would still be known as the Gravelly Hill Interchange if it was not for Birmingham Evening Mail reporter Roy Smith.

Former Mail editor Ian Dowell once told me that Roy looked at an aerial picture of the interchange and said "It looks like a plate of Spaghetti."

The rest is history.

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