We finished work at the Arcade, locked up and went on our way to Reading in Adrian’s car. We had to be there by 6.00 pm. It was raining as we headed along the M4 towards Reading making very good time. We were about two miles from our exit when suddenly, traffic began to slow down before gradually coming to a halt. We sat there and sat there in the dark, looking at our watches. At 6.45 we really began to worry, because if we didn’t move by 7.00 at the latest, we might as well turn around and head back to Hungerford. Then, at 6.55 the traffic started moving, getting faster and faster. We were soon at our turn-off just outside Reading.
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