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Iains BS: Ecoloon or Green Hero (92* d) RE: BS: Ecoloon or Green Hero 26 Apr 19

I am surprised that a person always harping on about the destruction of industrial Britain should quote a poem bemoaning the growth of industrial estates.

"The British town of Slough abruptly became the home of 850 new factories just before World War II. The sudden appearance of this "Trading Estate", which was widely reproduced throughout Britain, prompted the poem. Seeing the new appearance of the town, Betjeman was struck by the "menace of things to come". The poem is not about Slough specifically, but about the desecration caused by industrialization and modernity in general, with the transformation of Slough being the epitome of these evils.

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