The original entrance to the East India Docks, c1890. The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private
Sitting On The Dock Of A Bay - Otis Redding, written by Redding & Steve Cropper - It was first recorded in 1967, just days before his death and released posthumously on STAX Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the USA.
“Although we met on a dating application that has basically transferred the human mating experience onto a plasma screen that you hold in your hand,that fact does not make us desperate,lonely,or insufficient in any way.We are just two normal twenty- something utilizing the unusual means of our times to reach out and connect with others in a world suddenly made lonely by hyper-connectibity.” ― Seth King, The Summer Remains