In the 1990s, a project was started within BCTFN to digitise much of the archives held in the office - photographs of past Ploenchit Fairs and photos from charity projects; historical documents charting the year-on-year progress of British involvement in helping Thailand through charitable causes; posters, programmes and other flyers which have appeared over the years.
It was a big project that took several years to complete. Then the project redirected to finding a way to display these historical items in a way that the public could access them at any time and the obvious answer to that was - a website!
So, www.bctfn.org became the archival website for the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy. It is a large website containing thousands of photos and documents. The archives are organised by year for Ploenchit Fair - with year menu groups starting from "1990 & Earlier" right up to the present day. Charity Projects information is organised under the BCTFN menu.
There are 4 TLDs - Top Level Domains: bctfn.org, bctfn.com, ploenchitfair.org and ploenchitfair.com - but only one website. Whichever address you use, you will arrive at this website.
Once a year the front pages of the website are taken over by information for the upcoming Ploenchit Fair for that year. All the news and exctiement of Ploenchit Fair dominates the front pages of the website. Just after Ploenchit Fair, the winners of the Grand Raffle and the Colouring Competitions etc are published.
But for 12 months of the year, the website achieves its primary objective - to be an open and accessible archive of the histories of Ploenchit Fair and BCTFN and the charitable profile of the British Community in Thailand over the years.