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A society for those in the UK

who are passionate

about Chile

We are a non-political,

non-religious organisation

Alasdair Grant 

Anglo Chilean Society Chairman 

Patrons of the Society 

Chairman: Alasdair Grant
President:  His Excellency the Chilean Ambassador
Vice-Presidents: The Baroness Hooper CMG & Lady Ballyedmond

Message from our Chairman

Welcome to The Anglo Chilean Society!  


We hold a variety of events throughout the year where members and their guests can enjoy an aspect of Chilean culture - usually followed by a few glasses of Chilean wine.

Some of these events are an opportunity for members to meet each other such as at our annual Chilean BBQ.  

Others are events to promote Chilean artistic talent in the UK.

Most of our activities raise funds to help those most in need in Chile. We work closely with the Chilean Embassy where many of our events take place.

During the Covid- 19 restrictions we will have a full programme of virtual events to engage with our membership

during this difficult time.


Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more.

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The Anglo Chilean is deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He knew Chile well having accompanied
Her Majesty The Queen on their highly successful
State Visit to the country in 1968.  


We especially remember his attendance at the
Anglo Chilean Society dinner in honour of
President Eduardo Frei Ruiz -Tagle in 1996.  


We send out sincere condolences to her Majesty and the Royal family. He was a remarkable man and exemplary values to follow. He will be genuinely missed.

Our Charitable Work 

From General Funds

Our Charitable Work 

From Alan McDonald Endowment 

General News and Articles

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh tour to Chile in 1968

Video from British Pathe 

President of Chile Pays State Visit to the UK in 1965

Video from British Pathe 

Chile: Prince Williams Adventure 2000

Video from AP Archive

Chile through the camera in 1926, both social
and economic. 

Anglo Chilean connections exist from a long time ago and we are delighted that one of our members has shared with us his Grandfather's photos when he lived in Chile from 1924 to 1931 

In 1926 William Barttelot was working up in the Andes above Santiago in an area close to Queltehaus and San Jose de Maipo.

The project was to install turbines to produce hydro-electric power. Today the main engine house is still working and owned by AES Gener which is the main Chilean Energy Group, and all the original pictures will be sent to them for their archives. The pictures show how the equipment and personnel were transported up through the snow and the extent of falls from the mountains are evident too.

The size of the main turbine is amazing too!

Photos courtesy of Thomas Kelly 

Cofradía del Vino Chileno


Cofradía del Vino Chileno – British Branch was founded in 2005 and is affiliated to the Cofradía del Mérito Vitivinícola de Chile,

founded in Santiago, Chile in 1993.

The aim of the Cofradía is to develop a deep understanding of Chile and its wines amongst a group of like-minded people in an ambience of friendship and enjoyment and through a series of events during the year

Members of the Anglo Chilean Society who love Chilean wine are able to apply to join Cofradia del Vino Chileno.

For more information click HERE

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Future Events 

Araucaria Map in the UK 

Last year, the Society launched its ambitious project to build the “Araucaria Map of the UK”, gathering photos of araucaria trees from all over the country. Members and friends were invited to contribute, sending in their photographs whenever they saw one of these iconic trees, stating the location of the sighting. So far, we have managed to pin nearly 150 photographs to monkey puzzle tree map! See gallery HERE

Know more about Chile HERE

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We are a non-political,

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