When you used to get the bus from the east of Southampton into town did you hold your breath between the two monkey puzzle trees?

I and many others did, not knowing why, but you just had to.

Traffic was also heavier and there were also bus stops, but it was great fun and I still did it until one of the trees was taken down.

But to my surprise and delight another one has now been planted, so you can now once again hold your breath between the monkey puzzle trees.

Jonathan Newell