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To Eritrea & Ethiopia – Retracing a Victorian Expedition
Thursday 23 May 2019, 19:00 - 22:00

Join John Pilkington, Hampshire's own explorer and broadcaster on his latest exciting journey.

Ticket includes a glass of wine / soft drink

Tickets £15.00 (FOWSM £12.00) – Tickets Available from Joy Bryceson, 3 Ash Grove, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berks, RG205RE, Tel: 07801 882401

Cheques to be made payable to 'Friends of Whitchurch Silk Mill'

In 1868 the British government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a clutch of European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands, they built a Red sea port, then a railway across the coastal plain, and finally imported 44 Indian elephants and commissioned 26,000 local people to serve the soldiers and carry their heavy guns into the heart of Africa.

A hundred and fifty years later, 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. It was history and an adventure combined.

Join the FOWSM to hear John's latest insight into Eritrea and Ethiopia, His stunning photography and entertaining and informative commentary, make this a talk not to be missed!

Location : Whitchurch Silk Mill
Contact : Joy Bryceson, 07801 882401

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