Monday, 28 June 2021

'Future Passed' by Amy Wilson

Everyone knows the place.

It was the inspiration for the opening scenes of ‘Blade Runner’, with its sleek futuristic pipework and its flames that shoot into the sky whenever it the chemical plant needs to burn off excess gasses.

It was the inspiration for generations of workers around here too; men who thought that they would follow their fathers into jobs, fathers who thought their sons would be secure.

The truth is that the place has been dying for years, but none of us want to admit it. The latest bailout has failed, and our skyline is about to change forever.

The old chemical works. A symbol of both the future and the past, but soon to be erased from our present.

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