Keith Baverstock was the man. Keith was the fabled Australian who founded London Walks over half a century ago. Founded the oldest urban walking tour company in the world – the template for high-quality walking tours around the world.
Keith died last Friday. His wife Fiona wrote to us this morning. Told us about Keith’s passing.
This podcast is dedicated to Keith. It’s a four-parter: a very brief intro from me, Fiona’s email and my response, a poem, and the obituary Fiona wrote for her husband.
Five choice phrases:
“we die three times”
“Keith’s been the foundation and the inspiration to everything London Walks”
“He became his admirers…now he is scattered among a hundred cities”
“this day when one did something slightly unusual”
“The final words are Keith’s. They will be on his tombstone. They are: ‘I’d rather be cruising with Fiona'”