JMM679K (1972) Atkinson 6x6 . Ex-M1 Snowplough-Gritter Unit . Seen 1992 Lechlade . One of 17 built for the first UK motorways . Later used by Austin Brothers Circus , then by Gerry Cottle's as a recovery vehicle & then bought by Matt , who later sold it to Chris & Jude . Finally used by John , who sold it to a Hampshire garage as a wrecker & was fitted with a spectacle lift . Photo = Sue Collins .