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First meeting of the new company and election of the board

While I arrived around half an hour late due to getting lost I did get there in time to see the board being elected for the new company, North Halton Celtic Historical Society. Here are some pictures I took of the event and also some more pictures of the Falbrook Farm.  CVC had unlocked the gate so we could get in to see the farm house but we weren't allowed inside.

The new board

I'm told there were three tiers to this kitchen garden but now well over grown

On a personal note I would love to see this farm restored. In the Murison report we do see pictures of the inside of the building but on the outside it would be great to restore the tiered garden and the field in front is certainly large enough to grow the crops that might have been grown there.  Guelph Agricultural college could supply the plants. It reminds me of the Highland Village in Newtonmore in Scotland and also the one at Iona in Cape Breton. These two sites show what would be possible but it will need vision and enterprise to make it happen and I guess lots of money.  It might be worth touching base with both these sites to see if anything can be learned from them. It could also bring much needed employment and tourism traffic to the area. Given the native Indian links with the area it would be a wonderful educational resource.

One thing I can say is that having visited the Belfast settlement in PEI it is impossible to get any impression of what the settlers faced when they first arrived. I have been fortunate to get historical texts of their arrival and work that they did to make it a very successful community.  In many respects this farm could be restored in total and there are many reactors in the area that would love to dress up and re-enact how the farm would have been run in the old days. 

I'd like to see plans and pictures of what the entire farm would have looked like.  To me this is an exciting project but as I say it would need vision to make it happen. And while this is the Celtic Historical project it is obvious that where Scots settled many other ethnic races also settled and I think that also needs to be within the mix of the story to be told.

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