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Welcome to the Swedish British Society

The Society was founded on 13th November 1919 at the instigation of 

Crown Prince Gustav Adolf. Archbishop Nathan Söderblom was elected as the first ever President and Marcus Wallenberg became Vice President.

 

Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, who later became King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, and Crown Princess Margareta (granddaughter of English Queen Victoria), became Patrons. They both took a keen interest in the Society but, sadly, Crown Princess Margareta died in 1920. 

When the Crown Prince remarried in 1923, it was to another Englishwoman, Lady Louise Mountbatten, who continued to take a kindly interest in the Society until her death in 1965.

The Society’s aims were the furtherance of Swedish-British contacts and cultural activities, and in addition to purely social occasions, lectures by distinguished visitors, amateur theatricals and exchanges of schoolchildren were regular features of the programmes between the wars. 

Conversation classes were held from en early date, and there were lunches and bridge evenings.

To learn more about us, please go to a Brief history

 

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NEXT EVENT

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A SWEDISH CAR SALON WITH BRITISH VINTAGE CARS

Tuesday 16th April, at 6 pm.

Valhallavägen 104

Longtime member Peter Sommer has led a very interesting life, touring the world in his quest to see, and own, beautiful vintage cars. Bently, Jaguar and Royce Rolls are some of the brands, Royals, Maharajas and celebreties are his customers, and his cars previous owners. He will show a film from his  car salon, and tell us some extraordianary tales. Wine and food will be served. Please call: 08-6787333 or email: office@swbr.se to sign up. Not later than 13th April, when the fee, 175: members, and 225:- non-members should be paid to: Swish: 1235094222 or Pg: 3424-9.

Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, later King Gustaf VI Adolf (1882-1973).

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 Meet & greet, 2023

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 St Andrew's Ball, November 2023

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Crayfish party at our office, 2023

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