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Following M6 footsteps


We were considerably amused by your article on 'love at work' which was relevant on two counts.

My husband was one of the young engineers who supervised the construction of the M6 over Shap, and I became very familiar with the golden voice of Jenny. She was an absolute darling, cherished by all, who became an ally and a friend to young wives like myself who had a motorway as a rival.

Hoping that her golden personality would rub off, I named our 'Shap' baby after her.

This baby went to Imperial College and is now a chartered engineer. She married her exboss, also an engineer, two years ago and we have photos, almost identical to the one you printed, of the couple at their reception at Eastwell Manor.

Perhaps you ought to do a special feature on Fathers' Day about the impact a civil engineer's life has on his children and investigate how many of these follow in dad's footsteps.

Francine Walsh, The Firs, 36 Bower Mount Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8AU

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