King at Tp Ct: King Chulalonkorn with his 11 sons and Royal Siamese Legation, taking at the Taplow Ct garden while he was staying during Aug-Sept 1897. Sitting on his right was Crown Prince Vajiravut (later King Rama VI), on his left was Prince Chakrabhongse (Grandfather of Khunying Narisa) & Prince Prajadhipok (later King Ramam VII)
Reception at Taplow Ct : Khunying Narisa Chakrabhongse, H.E Kitti, Khun Nutchanart Wasinondh, Khunying Saisavasdi (Noi) Thompson, Robert Samuels (Chair of the SGI-UK, Taplow Ct) & his wife Michiko
April & May 2009
The Anglo-Thai Society took part in both an exhibition of memo-photos of King Chulalongkorn, and an excursion to Taplow Court. For those interested, you can also "google" for further information: Siam, Taplow Court, New York Times; or the Times Court Circular during Aug 9 - Oct 5 1897.
There are records of king Chula activities in London & Taplow Ct. His activities were recently shown in a BCC programme on the Victorians broadcast on 08/03/2009.
Calendar of Events
Thursday 9th March
Monday 20th March
'Searching for Ali Wallace' a docu-drama film at the Overseas League. For more details please click here
Sunday 9th April
Songkran Festival at Buddhpadipa Thai Temple, Calonne Road, Wimbledon. Wat Buddhapadipa is unique in Europe. The only Thai temple in the UK purposely built in the Thai architectural style and a perfect place to celebrate Songkran in London. The programme of events includes the chance to make offerings to monks and enjoy Thai food and cultural performances on stage. Free entry, all welcome.
Tuesday, 16th May
Talk by David Hallmark on The Travels and Trials of an English adventurer Advocate in Thailand 1970-1971. Venue and booking details coming soon.