Thames21 is very sad to hear the news of the death of Trevor Baylis, CBE on 5 March 2018.
He was a founder member of the Thames21 Advisory Council. Trevor liked the Thames21 approach to tackling pollution in our rivers, and became aware of us through living on Eel Pie Island, directly on the Thames.
We were inspired by his energy, his ideas, and the imaginative way he created practical, bespoke solutions to serious problems, geared for different situations. This is what we try to do at Thames21.
His famous wind-up radio invention, designed to help developing world communities learn about HIV/AIDS in areas with no electricity, is the most well-known example of his constructive approach.
We found him a great fit with the Thames21 ethos and mourn the loss of a wonderful character and advocate for the Thames.
13 May 1937 – 5 March 2018