Peter Reddish

Location: Crewe, Cheshire
About this speaker...

After leaving Reading University with a degree in Animal Nutrition he worked in the animal feed and flour milling industry in UK before going overseas in 1984 to work on a Rural Development project in Nigeria
Since then he has worked in development in 14 different countries: Nigeria, Zambia, Thailand, Ukraine, Swaziland, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Solomon Islands and has lived long term in 7 of them including spending over 9 years in Uzbekistan, Central Asia.

About his talks...

Peter’s talks are illustrated with his own photographs shown as a Power Point presentation lasting 40 minutes. He supplies all necessary equipment, though a screen in situ is always welcome..

Fee:

My starting figure is £75 plus modest travelling expenses if more than ten miles from my base in the Crewe/Nantwich area.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01270 669423

Around the "Stans"

Public Speaker from Cheshire, Peter Reddish talks about Central Asia in his new talk Around the 'Stans'

Working for over ten years in Central Asia gave many opportunities for travel to parts of a remote and under visited region. I travelled regularly to the ancient Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva as well as Almaty and Ashgabat. There were several trips to the Kyrgyz: China border region in the high snow-capped Tian Shan Mountains as well as trips to other towns and cities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan including making a “day trip” to Afghanistan. Also I organised two visits to the major ecological disaster area of the little known and fast disappearing Aral Sea. These all feature in this presentation which is illustrated by my own photographs.

 

Photo of proper yurts – not glamping types!

Great Games on the Old Silk Road

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In the course of living and working for over nine years in Uzbekistan, I had many opportunities for travel to parts of the region that are not frequented by tourists. This talk covers some of the trading history of the region as well as visits to ancient Silk Road cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Shakrisabs as well as two trips to the ill-fated Aral Sea. International intrigues, spies, political prisoners and camel trains loaded with exotic merchandise are all featured.

 

Photo – Domes at Aral

Living in a Tropical “Paradise”

Public Speaker Peter Reddish talks about Living in a Tropical “Paradise”

Having lived for three years in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and prior to the publicity of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I try to provide an interesting and amusing insight into the realities of everyday life as an expatriate working in this beautiful and very remote location. The talk covers some of the region’s history and problems as well as my work helping to develop the economy of this country and the associated travels to remote tropical islands with dense rain-forests, coral reefs, snow white beaches and active volcanoes.

 

Photo – Boa Warrier

Gullible's Travels

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This talk describes the day to day domestic problems, enlivened by amusing anecdotes, of living and working as a foreigner in far-flung places in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Pacific.

 

Photo – Uz shepherd

Peter Reddish Contact Details:
Phone:

01270 669423