Thursday, September 30, 2010

Not such an ugly duckling

We took a stroll along the Grand Western Canal at Tiverton yesterday afternoon.
In 1961 a Canberra bomber crashed into the canal. When the canal was being dredged in 2003 bits of the plane were discovered leading to a memorial and information board being erected on the canal bank.
The Canberra was seen by local people to turn away from Tiverton before the crash so, by not abandoning the plane, the pilot saved many lives though he and the navigator were both killed.

2 comments:

Leslie: said...

Lovely shot - especially the reflections. Lots of history there.

CherryPie said...

Lovely photos :-)