Specialists in London
Wartime Guided Walks
Born in Greenwich in 1958, Steve 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.
Since founding Blitzwalkers with Neil in 2010, Steve has guided over two hundred walks across London and recent clients include RAF High Wycombe, various British Army and Army Reserve groups, Brindishe Manor School, Old Swinford Hospital 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. He also recently had his first article published in "Britain at War" magazine, with a piece somewhat predictably concerning the Blitz!
Steve is also the writer of the Blitzwalkers Blog which appears regularly within the website and is also an Associate Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.
Having been one of the two "Founding Fathers" of Blitzwalkers in 2010, Neil no longer guides walks regularly and is concentrating on his budding career as an author, which goes from strength to strength.
Neil has recently had his latest book "Southwark in the Blitz" published by Amberley Publishing. He has also worked on the BBC television programme “Tales from the London Blitz” as well as with Channel 4 on-line.
Neil also has his own website concentrating on London and the Southeast during the Blitz and which is a mine of information and stories.