Winchester Rotary Club presents: To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington - Friday 11th April 2019

Winchester Rotary Club presents: To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington - Friday 11th April 2019

Winchester Rotary Club presents: To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington 

Friday 11th April 2019

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!

A Winchester Rotary event in aid of End Polio Now. Winchester Rotary is a registered charity (charity no. 283632)

Price: £10.00

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