Grand Union Canal video features taxi plunge

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A documentary on the Grand Union Canal features the dramatic moment when a taxi plunged into the water in December 2012 after dropping off customers at the Globe Inn for a Christmas meal.

The 15 minute non-profit community video has been produced and directed by Leighton Buzzard’s Mike Carter of Mike Carter Media.

Mike, of North Star Drive, said: “It’s a one-off. I’ve always been interested in canals and the idea intrigued me.”

The video – narrated by Christine England – charts the history of the three and a quarter mile Bedfordshire section of the Grand Union Canal which was opened in May 1800.

It starts at the winding hole or turning point in Linslade and wends its way past the Leighton Lock (which is actually in Linslade), the elipitical arches of Twelve Arches Weir, Faulkner’s Wharf and Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, once a busy sand quarry and now an oasis for wildlife. It ends by inviting viewers to come and see the area for themselves.

> Watch it at https://youtu.be/4ofl1yDTIfI