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When we first moved into our home ten years ago one of the things that attracted us to it was the panoramic view from our front of the Cleveland Hills - stretching from Eston 'Nab' right the way to Roseberry Topping.
In the winter months we were able to see the snow clouds building up on the other side of the range and then prepare ourselves, or watch the spectacle of the hills gradually disappearing behind the freshly falling snow. I used to love sitting in my chair watching the approaching storm rolling down the hills towards me.
In the summer the view was equally beautiful, and we've witnessed some pretty big grass-fires when it's been particularly hot and dry - always a frightening spectacle, especially at night when you get the illusion of a volcanic flow.
And then the town planners got to work....
and within a matter of a few months, a hideous carbuncle was constructed. To my mind it resembles a crash-landed spaceship, half embedded in the earth.
The New Unity City Academy is not only to blame for ruining our view, but we now have the added distraction of watching this particular carbuncle's contents spill out twice a day, creating havoc in ways only new teenagers can.
God bless those planners, eh?
She would have been 97 today
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