|VPR was Nevilles's first Minisprint|
This work, whilst profitable , was irregular and crash repair work provided the bread and butter income. The company developed a niche in replacing windscreens. In the 1960s toughened glass was used for the majority of windscreens which shattered into small hexagonal fragments on impact. In the days before seat belts this was preferable to laminated glass which, if your head penetrated it, would close up onto the neck. This work was also irregular, peaking during the road-surfacing season. I suggested that we could even out these demand fluctuations by siting an air rifle locally. This suggestion was not adopted.
On my last visit to Moorfields Eye Hospital I noticed that they had adopted a similar approach wit this art installation deigned to poke your eye out as you approach the corner.
At this time of year this kind of work creation is not necessary. When I spent Xmas in Moorfileds some years ago A&E was kept very busy over the holiday period with one particular problem - Champagne corks hitting the eye.