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Cultural DiplomacyA Hundred Years of the British-Spanish Society$
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Luis G. Martínez del Campo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382752

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382752.001.0001

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Appendix: Memories of a retired member of the Executive Council of the Society

Appendix: Memories of a retired member of the Executive Council of the Society

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(p.91) 8 Appendix: Memories of a retired member of the Executive Council of the Society
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Cultural Diplomacy
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John Scanlan

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382752.003.0008

My late wife Marina and I joined the Anglo Spanish Society over forty years ago, when Sir Peter Allen was Chairman. He had been Chief Executive of ICI and was married to the elegant and charming Consuelo Allen, whose family owned the glamorous Embassy Café in Madrid. I became a member of the Council. In those days our Society’s main event was a ball held mostly at the Grosvenor House Grand Ball Room in Park Lane. It was a major event in the social calendar attracting between six hundred and a thousand punters. Often Royalty were present. I can remember Prince Edward attending with Princess Elena of Spain and on another occasion Princess Alexandra and her husband, Sir Angus Ogilvy. When the ball took place at Syon House, Prince Charles and Lady Diana graced the occasion....

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