After Dan Curley introduced him to the Hampstead Heath in early 1966, Roger became addicted to walking all over London. The Heath, however, remained his favorite ramble, and he dubbed it “Curley’s Walk.” Nearly 20 years later, Roger and Dan obtained a publishing contract for a book detailing the walk, illustrating it with photographs and multiple literary selections
Curley has become “obsessed” with research into Parliament Hill.
One of the early stops along “Curley’s Walk” and a favorite stop for both Dan and Roger.
Only a few short years after their collaboration, Dan died in Tallahassee, Florida, the victim of an automobile accident.
At the memorial service, Roger said of Dan, “He helped me as much as a person as he did as a teacher. He was a really remarkable man.”
Six months later, Roger wrote to Dan’s daughter Sean with this account (and photos) of Roger spreading of Dan’s ashes on Parliament Hill, assuring her that “Dan continues to show the way.”