I lived in London’s docklands. They were once the world’s largest port. They took a beating in WW2. Then they took a beating from the changing economic structures. I witnessed the conflict between the old and the new. My tube station ‘Surrey Docks’ was renamed ‘Surrey Quays.’ An elderly relative living in a nearby council flat had seen it all. My experience with the London docks was the background to my naming my cartoon street prophet Broomie Law after the docks in Glasgow.