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Welcome to the Falconry Heritage Trust Website

The Falconry Heritage Trust:

  • Free access to all through the Internet
  • Working with the world's falconry clubs through the International Association for Falconry
  • Supporting regional archives of falconry artefacts
  • Ensuring that irreplaceable items and records are not lost
  • Linking falconers in 60 countries.

Aims:

  • An information hub for world falconry, conservation and breeding
  • Ensuring a good image for world falconry
  • Promoting access to physical archives
  • Linking all physical archives and promoting access
  • Providing source material for the media.

How will it work?

  • Artefacts can be physically gifted to the Trust
  • Alternatively they may remain with the owners or their heirs, but will be recorded by the Trust, copied or photographed for posterity
  • Artefacts may be gifted to the Trust on death of the owner
  • The website will be the sole method of accessing the archive
  • Physical access may be available at the discretion of the trustees, and the owner
  • Items will be added regionally through a committee of editors
  • Access to the Falconry Heritage Trust website will be free but downloading of archive material may attract a usage charge or subscription.

What will be on the Trust website?

  • Historical material - manuscripts, texts, art
  • Images of physical items - hoods, bells, gloves etc
  • Photo archive
  • Film archive
  • Law archive
  • Educational material for modern falconry

The Falconry Heritage Trust will provide links to items in independent collections such as:

  • National and regional falconry clubs
  • Other national collections
  • Academics
  • Private collectors.

The Falconry Heritage Trust is inviting applications for grants and scholarships. More details are in News section.

Company registration number: 05401103; Registered Charity Number 1125033

 


 
   Did you know...?

Addiction to hawking can be dangerous! Henry VIII nearly drowned in a ditch whilst following a flight, whilst Mary of Burgundy was killed falling from her horse out hawking in 1482. Legend has it that a relative of Sir Ralph Sadler, Grand Falconer to Elizabeth I, died after galloping over the edge of a pit after his falcon.