A society for those in the UK
who are passionate
We are a non-political,
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.
The Royal's in Chile
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
Our Charitable Work
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Araucaria Map in the UK
Some years ago, 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 more than 200 photographs to monkey puzzle tree map! See gallery HERE
Chile through the camera in 1926, both social
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