Christmas Clachan – December 2018


In the heart of trendy Farringdon sits a pub, the Three Compasses, with a history that dates back to the 1700’s when the then owner was found to be the notorious highwayman of Hounslow Heath. This historical watering hole also boasts an excellent Thai restaurant above. This then was the venue that hosted 45 members of The Society of Old Friends meeting for the annual Christmas Clachan.

With excellent real ales and a great ‘locals’ atmosphere, the merry members (some of whom were elegantly (and some not so elegantly) garbed in their festive finery) met upstairs where Past President, Kiran Mistry, kindly deputised for President, David Langdown, who was regrettably unavailable. 

After some first class Thai cuisine including fish cakes, chicken satay, green Thai curry and assorted other delicious dishes, Kiran welcomed members, toasted the birthday of Past President, Kate Banks and Old Friend Charlie Wallis, shared some of the historical highlights the pub and the area offered and finally presented a bottle of champagne to the raffle winner, Old Friend Stuart Login. Stuart commented that he felt that there was a pleasurable irony to the fact that the head of Colop UK was presenting a gift to the head of Trodat UK!

This was a cracking evening providing a fitting and festive finale to another excellent year for Society members.

This is indeed the home of good fellowship and in that spirit, a final thought for you:

We hope that you and your loved ones have a warm and wonderful Christmas and that 2019 brings you all the happiness that you could wish for!



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