The tradition of having a Christmas gathering for the Anglo-Thai Society has grown over the last few years from just three people meeting in a bar to a hugely jolly event of 60 people. This year, on 17th December, the event took over the entire Nipa restaurant in the Lancaster Hotel, which overlooks Hyde Park.
The impeccable arrangements of Tui Thapthimthong were again in evidence, although he couldn’t attend the event himself and Dr Orapin Dawson and David Fall were the hosts. As we all tucked into the excellent food, members of ATS were joined by friends from the Tourist Authority of Thailand. (TAT) and the wives and partners of Thai Embassy officials who belong to the Krachubmitre (‘Friendship’) Society. As ever, the generosity of sponsors was astounding, to the extent that a present was provided for everyone through a lucky draw of the numbers that were placed on each individual place. We are most grateful to the Royal Thai Embassy, the Lancaster Hotel, Monsoon Wine, Warren Wood Wine, Tam Nak Thai and Thai Tho restaurants. Ms Bee Constable, as the Master of Ceremonies, ensured that this lucky dip was enormous fun.
It was such a wonderful start to the Christmas festivities and it is now a fixture in the in the Anglo-Thai event calendar
Calendar of Events
Sunday 9th April
Songkran Festival at Buddhpadipa Thai Temple, Calonne Road, Wimbledon.
Friday 28th April
A concert of 'Schubert: The Lord is My Shepherd' at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, 16th May
Talk by David Hallmark on The Travels and Trials of an English Adventurer Advocate in Thailand 1970-1971. For more details and how to book please click here