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ATS Day trip to Avebury World Heritage Site

Saturday, 4th October


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The Colours of Thailand Festival Westfield Mall Shepherds Bush
September 26th to 28th For details please click here
ATS & TAT invite you to a Thames Up-River Cruise on the 'MV Georgian'

Sunday 31st August


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Monday September 01 , 2014
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Welcome to the Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) and thank you for visiting our website.

The ATS was founded in 1962 to help promote good relations between the UK and Thailand. It currently has around 300 members with an interest in Thailand's people, culture and its business relations.  Throughout the year the society organises various events and activities of interest to our members. The two principal Anglo-Thai Society events each year are the Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June and The Presentation of Educational Awards at the Oriental Club in November.

 

River Books launch new book: 'On Track - Henry Gittins - Railway Pioneer in Siam & Canada' by Paul Gittins.

25% discount now on offer to ATS members





























For a discounted copy of this fascinating book, members should telephone Chris Shelley from River Books on 020 7229 6765 between 11am - 5pm Monday-Friday
to order a copy at the reduced price of £7.50 incl postage.

















About the Book:  Henry Gittins, born in 1858, went to Canada as a young adventurer where he started his career as a railway engineer. In 1885, he joined a survey team in Siam aiming to develop a national railway system. He spent thirty-three years there, progressing to the highest position in the Siamese  Railway Department. Amongst his many achievements was the discovery of Hua Hin and his heroic construction of the Southern Railway line, which opened up the southern peninsula to travel and development.

During his time in Siam, Henry Gittins kept a series of diaries which not only give a first hand account of the difficult and dangerous conditions surrounding the construction of railways at that time but also a fascinating picture of the emergence of Siam (now Thailand) into the modern world.

'On Track' is an affectionate tribute from the author to the grandfather that he never met but whom he got to know and appreciate through the diaries that had been left him.

ATS is also delighted to announce that the author has kindly agreed to do a talk on the book for members, more details of which will be announced soon.

 

ATS has more events planned for the rest of the year, so please mark your diaries.

Sunday 31st August

Thames river boat cruise from Windsor Castle along the the Thames in Home County Royal Berkshire.  12:00 noon till 4:00 pm.  Click here for full details

Saturday 4th October

ATS is planning a visit to Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor in Wiltshire. Transport will be by coach from and to London, with other possible pick-up points on the way. In addition to Avebury, the day is likely to include a visit to the historic market town of Marlborough, where the broad High Street will be taken over by the traditional Mop Fair, and tea in a village near Marlborough. Details to follow.

November

Presentation of Educational Awards - date to be confirmed

Friday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Nipa Restaurant

More details on all these events coming soon

 

 

 

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