The Anglo-Thai society would like to express its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the Thai people on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His Majesty the King, who ruled the Kingdom for 70 years, was a great king, a compassionate leader and very much loved by his people. The world’s longest reigning monarch, he was a symbol of unity and strength and ruled with wisdom, dedication and dignity. He consistently lived up to his name which meant ’strength of the land’ and he was highly respected around the world.
His Majesty was devoted to improving the living standards of Thai people and travelled extensively throughout the country learning first hand about the country’s problems and conditions. He promoted the philosophy of sustainable farming and self-sufficiency and initiated and implemented hundreds of development projects, improving the living conditions of his people particularly those in the remote rural areas.
A Book of Condolences has been opened for the public at the Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queens Gate from 9.30 am - 16.30 pm every day, including weekends. The Buddhist ritual services will be held at the Bhuddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon at 7:00 pm for a week commencing 14th October.
We mourn along with all Thai people at the passing of His Majesty. He will be long remembered and deeply missed.
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.