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IN MEMORY OF CHRIS DOWELL

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.  A wonderful wife, mother, grannie, friend and mentor to many.  Her knowledge, wisdom and guidance will remain with us all.

Chris Dowell and husband John, with a small group of friends, were founder members of The Friends of York Walls in 2011. They worked tirelessly for a number of years to build up the group  and promote York’s City Walls. Chris was Committee Secretary and later a Trustee. They took a very active part in the early days of openings at Fishergate Postern Tower until poorer health forced them to take a step back. Chris will be fondly remembered by all her friends and colleagues at FOYW,  and we pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to John and to all of her family.    Rest In Peace,  Chris.

First FOYW Press Article published in 2011

3rd October 2019     A F

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Lord Mayor Inspection, 17th March

The Lord Mayor is to walk around the city walls from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar and finally along Lord Mayors Walk  to inspect the walls.

The walk will take place at 2pm on Thursday 17th March. We are looking for volunteers to help steward the event on the day. If you are interested, please contact us.

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Launch Meeting Fully Booked!

The launch meeting of the Friends group at The Mansion House tonight (Monday February 28) is fully booked. But fear not, further meetings are planned and you can now register your interest in attending our next meeting.

The next meeting is to be held on Monday March 21st at The Bar Convent at 7pm. Speakers are to be confirmed.

For those interested in hearing more on Friends of York Walls, Keith Myers is being interviewed live on Radio York tomorrow morning (Tuesday 1st March).

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