Mr Schoon described the 'thrill' of seeing the furnace in action. I would venture to suggest that he would be less thrilled at having to look at the thing day after day. The 330ft chimney dominates the landscape which, though never truly picturesque, stopped short of actually being unpleasant.
As residents of Hampstead harumph over the indignity of having a McDonald's on their high street, I would suggest that they, too, pay a visit to Deptford to see how urban terrorism continues to erode the quality of life for residents of south-east London.
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