The Falkland Society arose out of the realisation that the village was one of the few historic villages and small towns that had kept much of its architectural and historic integrity. This project seeks to help create a larger audience for the Society archive – the photographs and documents that have built up over time and are held in the village library.
By publishing to the Web and encouraging feedback directly or via social media it is hoped that the narrative of Falkland is enriched.
The Facebook initiative “Old Images of Falkland” has done a great job publishing interesting material that would have otherwise stayed in albums or on mantle shelves, thus being denied wider interest. People have been able to contribute information that has broadened historical community knowledge. Indeed material from the Falkland Society archive appears in “Old Images..” While the site is chatty with a fair bit of duplication there are valuable nuggets of new information and images if you take the time to mine it.
This site seeks to offer a logical and coherent layout of the archive material with the additional benefit of an image search tool.