Bill is an authority on the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where he first began rehearsing with the Stones in the early 1960’s, and where he still lives and works today. He has spent several years researching the history of Chelsea and its past and present famous inhabitants, as well as taking photographs of the area.

Bill recently advised local artist Henrietta Caledon on the history of Chelsea and its famous inhabitants, past and present, to help produce a beautiful new illustrative map of Chelsea.
On May 24th the map was officially unveiled at Ropers Gardens by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Gerard Hargreaves, and Bill said a few words on the occasion.

Bill has also compiled his own research and photographs into an authoritative book on Chelsea, soon to be published.