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 shrapnel 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 walks across London and recent clients include British Army HQ, The Royal Military Police, Royal Air Force, Sydenham High School and the London Churchill Fellows Network, as well as numerous private family groups, many from ‘Across the Pond!’
Steve's late Mother, Doris worked at the Woolwich Arsenal throughout the war and had a 'War Job' working as a telephonist in the AFS/NFS. Steve's late Father, Ron was in the Territorial Army before the War and served overseas with the Royal Artillery and later, the RAF Regiment in Norway and North Africa, not returning home until 1944.
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.
Like Steve, Neil is a product of 1958. Neil’s interest in history started having gone to see “Waterloo” at the sadly demolished Lewisham Odeon three times in one week.
Having been one of the joint founders of Blitzwalkers in 2010, Neil has now (amicably) moved more into writing and no longer regularly guides walks, although he does return from time to time to keep his hand in!
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’s late Mother, Pat was a Fire Watcher during the Blitz in Crofton Park, South London and late Father, John was an ARP Messenger in neighbouring Brockley before serving with REME in East Africa after the War.
Neil also has his own website concentrating on London and the Southeast during the Blitz and which is a mine of information and stories.