To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington: Retracing a Victorian expedition - Thursday 4th October 2018

To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington: Retracing a Victorian expedition - Thursday 4th October 2018

To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington: Retracing a Victorian expedition

Thursday 4th October 2018

Winchester Discovery Centre

7.30pm

In 1868 Queen Victoria’s government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a clutch of European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. A purpose-built port and railway on the Red Sea, and in the mountains 13,000 British and Indian soldiers, 26,000 camp followers, and more than 40,000 animals including 44 elephants. You couldn’t make it up.
 
John has been following their route, partly on foot with a donkey, and has been comparing Eritrea and Ethiopia then and now. He found today’s people spirited and charming, living in dramatic and extremely challenging lands.
 
History and adventure combined!
 
Start: 7.30pm
 
Price: £12.00
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