Arriving on Teesside for the first time 1980, pay-train from Darlington, rapping those beats, down the line to Saltburn. Newport bridge with its rising bass octaves laughing at the tees with its tidal waves waving and the double necked Transporter labyrinth swinging its cargo of history over the river from Port Clarence. Politics was in dire straits with the Iron Lady forged in the furnaces of the Tees to defeat the Infant Hercules. Riding in a Triumph Herald, Acklam to Thornaby with an engine tuned to the Sultans of Swing , Chrissie Hynde and Sting. Flag ships at Middlesbrough docks and a distant foghorn flagging that up.