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Retired Computer Design Engineer. Main hobby photography. Moved to live in York in November 2010 to be near family.

Open Days and Events 2017

Fishergate Postern Tower  & Events  2017  –

 

FPT – Saturday 5th & 19th August  (10am – 4pm)

NOTE – there will be NO  FPT OPENING on August B.H. weekend

FPT – Heritage Open Weekend :-
Friday 8th September (11am – 4.30pm)  + 
Saturday 9th  &  Sunday 10th  September  (10am – 4pm)

TakeOver Festival Introduction  – “On The Walls”
A York Theatre Royal event around Bootham Bar to Monk Bar
Saturday 16th September (afternoon)

FPT – Saturday 23rd September  (10am – 4pm)

FPT – Saturday 7th & 28th October  (10am – 4pm)

“Walking the Walls at Night”   – late October event, details TBA

FPT – Saturday 4th November  (10am – 4pm)  last 2017 open day

No need to book, and entry to FPT is free – but donations to Friends of York Walls and tower repairs will be very welcome. Unfortunately access beyond the ground floor is not suitable for the disabled.

Fishergate Postern Tower, at the end of Piccadilly, is a 4 storey stone tower built around 1504 and has a quirky narrow spiral staircase linking the interesting rooms and with views of the roof structure. The FPT opening will be staffed by Friends of York Walls volunteers who will be on hand to help, and to tell you about the history of the tower. You can also learn about plans for the future of the tower and other 2017 planned activities.

Copies of the FoYW book “A Walking Guide to York’s City Walls” will be on sale. You can also “Sponsor a Stone” on either the West Wall or the North Wall to raise funds for the restoration of and repairs to the tower.

We need more volunteers and also people to join the Management Committee and Trustees. If you are interested please email us at friendsofyorkwalls@gmail.com

 

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2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION – Winners announced

THE 2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RESULTS ARE IN.

All entries submitted have now been sorted and judged by the FOYW Committee and Trustees.  On 8th May 2017 The Lord Mayor of York for 2016/7, Councillor Dave Taylor and his Lady Mayoress, selected the  winning picture for each group from the final entries in each of the categories. Thank you to all those who submitted entries – there were some really stunning images to choose from !

The Lord Mayor of York & his Lady Mayoress study the finalists in the Amateur Category. (Photo by Alan Fleming FOYW)

The winners are :-

The Junior Category winner  – George Atkinson (age 14), from Harrogate

The Amateur Category winner  – Chris Robinson, from Copmanthorpe

The Enthusiast Category winner  – Lewis Outing, from Woodthorpe

Congratulations to all the winners who will be presented with a professionally framed and printed copy of their photograph + a unique Friends of York Walls Winners Certificate, to record their achievement + their own unique Fishergate Postern Tower West Wall Stone and Certificate to acknowledge their work.

The Lord Mayor, his Lady Mayoress and Graham Smith (FOYW) with the winning photographs. (Photo by Alan Fleming FOYW)

The three winning photographs, plus all the runner up images in each category,  will be on display at Fishergate Postern Tower from Saturday 17th June,  10am to 4pm,  and will remain on display throughout the Summer 2017 “FPT open days” season.

A special event is also planned for the FPT Open Day on 17th June, when local artist David Patrick will display some of his local walls artwork.   Saturday 17th June ONLY.

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Fishergate Postern Tower Openings

FPT NEXT OPENINGS –

Saturday 8th July

Saturday 22nd  &  Sunday 23rd July = Great Yorkshire Fringe

Saturday 5th & 19th August

NOTE – there will be NO  OPENING on August B.H. weekend

Friday 8th September (11am – 4.30pm)  + 
Saturday 9th  &  Sunday 10th  September = Heritage Open Weekend

No need to book and entry is free – but donations to Friends of York Walls and tower repairs will be very welcome. Unfortunately access beyond the ground floor is not suitable for the disabled.

Fishergate Postern Tower, at the end of Piccadilly, is a 4 storey stone tower built around 1504 and has a quirky narrow spiral staircase linking the interesting rooms and with views of the roof structure. The FPT opening will be staffed by Friends of York Walls volunteers who will be on hand to help, and to tell you about the history of the tower. You can also learn about plans for the future of the tower and other 2017 planned activities.

Copies of the FoYW book “A Walking Guide to York’s City Walls” will be on sale. You can also “Sponsor a Stone” on either the West Wall or the North Wall to raise funds for the restoration of and repairs to the tower.

We need more volunteers and also people to join the Management Committee and Trustees. If you are interested please email us at friendsofyorkwalls@gmail.com

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Annual Friends Meeting – 18th March

This years Annual Friends Meeting was held on 18th March 2017 at Clements Hall – 2pm.  Guest Speaker Keith Emerick.  All Friends and Supporters (past, present, and future) were invited. Parking available + tea/coffee & biscuits.

We were thrilled to have Dr Keith Emerick (English Heritage Inspector of Ancient Monuments in York and North Yorkshire, and Research Associate at the University of York) give a talk entitled “Heritage and Community Heritage Projects”.   Keith gave an overview of the things people are talking about in the heritage sphere and then gave examples of what community heritage groups are actually doing.

We also had a few stands for akin voluntary organisations to showcase their work. Held in Clements Hall (Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW) at 14:00 on Saturday 18th March!

We need more supporters, more volunteers, more committee members & trustees. Do come along to any events or open days, bring your friends, and see what we do and what we plan to do – and consider helping us to achieve our aims and objectives.

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