Sunday, December 13, 2009


It was so interesting listening this morning to one of England's most famous inventors on national Radio 4. Trevor Baylis OBE is a fascinating personality whom I met and interviewed a few years ago. He created the clockwork radio, among many ingenious patents and lives in that fascinating place, Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. A much sought after speaker, Trevor has some connection with our home town of Billericay and with the famous Rosaire circus, members of whom still live here and are our good friends. I used some of his early life experiences in one of my books BILLERICAY VOICES and he has reminisced about my friend, Joan Rosaire, in his autobiography. Nice picture of him here as a boy (pictured right) practising his circus skills.