Trevor Baylis

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Trevor Baylis
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Trevor Baylis at the DIY and Garden Show in Earls Court, London, January 2006
Trevor Grayham Baylis

(1937-05-13)13 May 1937
Died5 March 2018(2018-03-05) (aged 80)
Eel Pie Island, London, England, U.K.
Known forWind-up radio[1]

Trevor Graham Baylis (13 May 1937 – 5 March 2018) was an English inventor. He was best known for the wind-up radio. He invented it in response to the need to communicate information about AIDS to the people of Africa.[2]

Baylis was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1997 Birthday Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours.[3]

In March 2010, Baylis stated that he was sexually abused at age 5 by a Church of England curate.[4]

Baylis died on 5 March 2018 in London of natural causes at the age of 80.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wind-up radio inventor gets New Year Honour, 2014-12-31
  2. "Trevor Baylis – The Biography of the Inventor of the Clockwork Radio Trevor Baylis CBE". Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. "2015 New Year Honours List" (PDF).
  4. "Trevor Baylis sexually abused at church". BBC News. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  5. "Trevor Baylis: Wind-up radio inventor dies aged 80". BBC News. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.