13th March 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

A Peek into the Photo Albums

by Alan Burner

Alan Burner was 3rd Secretary at the British Embassy Sofia, 1970-1972, and Deputy Head of Mission, 1984-1987. In 1964, Alan spent a fortnight holiday with the family of Sir William Harpham, Britain’s first Ambassador to Bulgaria, at his Residence in Sofia. (Before that there were British Agents, Consul-Generals, High Commissioners and Political Representatives). Alan kept a couple of photos from this holiday, which he kindly shared with us.

Ambassador William Harphams’s official car and his driver Vassil
Ambassador William Harpham’s official car and his driver Vassil
The Residence garden all laid out for a Ball with Japanese lanterns. Christine Harpham, William Harpham's daughter, is in the foreground
The Residence garden laid out for a ball with Japanese lanterns. Christine Harpham, William Harpham’s daughter, is in the foreground
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