It is with the greatest sadness that The Friends of York Walls have to report the death of Christine (Chris) Dowell – a founder member and Trustee of FOYW.
Christine Jennifer Dowell passed away on Tuesday, September 24th 2019. She died peacefully at home in the loving care of her family following a brave journey with motor neurone disease. … Click here to read more
The York Walls Festival 2019 has been a great success and will spur us on to make it into an annual event. It will return on August 15th & 16th 2020. Congratulations and well done to all those who gave their time and expertise to make the event happen.… Click here to read more
This year’s festival programme is bigger and more varied than in 2018, thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the dedication of Bill Hill and our two festival assistants Holly Graham and Rebecca Spencer from York St John University.… Click here to read more
York Archaeological Trust have been doing some more work to study the ivory comb found at Fishergate Postern Tower during the December 2018 dig.
In December 2018 the York Archaeological Trust (YAT) led a dig at Fishergate Postern Tower for The City of York Council with the help of Friends of York Walls volunteers. We are now excited to reveal some of the interesting finds that were collected from the community excavation!… Click here to read more