In Conversation With John Pilkington: Hampshire's Own Explorer and Travel Writer

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Join Hampshire History Trust for our second podcast with John Pilkington, in this latest episode he shares with us tales from Bolivia, Antarctica, Russia, and more.

The podcast will be available here from Wednesday 28th April

Hampshire-based explorer John Pilkington continues his travelogue, telling Emily Briffett how a childhood love of maps led to his wanderings in far flung corners of the globe. Here he regales us with tales of tracing dinosaur footprints in Bolivia, witnessing the birth of post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, getting stranded in Antarctica, tracking down Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and becoming the first European to visit the source of Mekong River.

The podcast channel – Hampshire HistBites – was launched over the summer 2020, and aims to offer everyone the opportunity to delve into the past and go on a journey to discover some Hampshire’s best, and occasionally unknown, heritage and history. In each episode we talk to experts and enthusiasts; inviting them to reveal some of our hidden heritage as well as share with us and you fascinating untold tales. The podcast was the brainchild of the volunteers behind Winchester Heritage Open Days, and is produced by a team of local residents and students on behalf of Hampshire History Trust.  

If any members of Hampshire Archives Trust are interested in joining the podcast team, or recording their own podcast for us do get in touch via our website.

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John Pilkington


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Hampshire History Trust

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Becky Brown

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Written transcripts of every podcast are available to download

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