Blitzwalkers was founded in 2010, the idea of Neil Bright and Steve Hunnisett, two enthusiastic amateur historians of London's wartime history. In recent times, Neil has stepped back from guiding and now concentrates on his budding career as an author, his most recent work being "Southwark in the Blitz", published by Amberley.
Born in Greenwich in 1958, Steve Hunnisett probably first became interested in history as a small boy on a visit to Greenwich Park in the late 1960s, when he asked his Dad to explain what had caused the scars on the plinth of the General Wolfe Statue. When told that they were caused by bomb splinters and having had the meaning of this explained to him, the rest, as they say, is history!
Steve comes from a Merchant Navy background, having spent 12 years with the P&O Group, before working in the construction and then freight forwarding industries, before taking the plunge in 2015 and becoming a self-employed guide.
Steve has guided over two hundred walks across London and recent clients include RAF High Wycombe, various British Army and Army Reserve groups, The Royal Netherlands Air Force, Charlton Manor School, Pardes House School, Westminster Cathedral Choir School and the usual array of family groups from around the globe. Steve also recently appeared on RTE in the Irish version of the popular TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" in the episode featuring Pat Shortt. Steve is also a Guest Lecturer for the University of Westminster. and also recently had his first article published in "Britain at War" magazine, with a piece somewhat predictably concerning the Blitz!