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To Eritrea and Ethiopia – Retracing a Victorian Expedition

To Eritrea and Ethiopia – Retracing a Victorian Expedition

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.… Read more

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Don't Forget The Hat – The Rohan Pilkington Hat

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John Pilkington, long time friend of Rohan, has been described as “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”. In the 1980s and 1990s, after crossing the Himalayas on foot, he retraced the Silk Road across Asia and became one of the first Westerners to explore the Central Asian republics after the break-up of the Soviet Union.… Read more

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John Pilkington at Rohan Winchester

Rohan Winchester hosts John Pilkington
Rohan Winchester are hosting an evening with John Pilkington old friend of Rohan.

“I’ve worn Rohan on every expedition for the last 15 years,”

On Wednesday 23rd May John will be in the shop for a talk on his recent trip to Afghanistan.… Read more