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Aerial Views of Leighton Buzzard

Pre-dating Google Earth, Anglia TV offers a fresh perspective of the newly amalgamated Leighton Buzzard and neighbouring Linslade, with aerial views of the Bedfordshire town.

News 1965 3 mins Silent

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Aerial views replace the traditional on-the-ground footage, showing two towns sitting astride the Grand Union Canal on the border between Beds and Bucks. Because of its proximity to London the area faced rapid change and this unique perspective draws into focus how the landscape has altered. Featured is the overwhelming sight of the sand quarries - evidence of the burgeoning brick industry; as well as the road networks and built-up town centre.