WINCHESTER explorer John Pilkington is set to give a talk next week in aid of the End Polio Now campaign.

John has recently been following the route that Queen Victoria’s government took in 1868 to rescue European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands.

His talk, entitled ‘To Eritrea and Ethiopia’, will recall his experiences, taking place at Winchester Discovery Centre on Thursday April 11.

Doors will open at 7pm and tickets cost £10 in person, or by calling 01962 873603.