In one of his last official duties, the outgoing Lord Mayor of York, Coun David Horton, presented a commemorative certificate to Philip Noble to celebrate the sponsoring of the 100th stone of Fishergate Postern Tower.

It was accompanied by an afternoon tea and a tour of the Mansion House. Coun Horton was thanked for all he had done as patron of The Friends of York Walls in his year in office.

To sponsor your own stone at Fishergate Postern Tower click here.

Picture: Alan Fleming


Friends of York Walls have raised an amazing £2,000 in just over three weeks since the official launch of the Fishergate Postern Tower Sponsor a Stone initiative! We would like to thank each and every one of our donors to date, along with all those people who have made a standard donation.

If you wish to contribute to the tower fund then please look at the Sponsor a Stone page where you can fill in an online application form.

Follow the links to view the current state of the Sponsored Stones grid or the online Sponsors Book.


Flower Planting

Friends of York Walls, working along with City of York Council, BTCV, FWT and Buglife, are planting a variety of wild flowers on the ramparts. Starting at Queens Street, this will give colour and interest to the ramparts as well as providing the right enviroment for invertebrates. We are asking local school children to assist in the planting for their future enjoyment.

Illuminating York 26-29 Oct

Friends of York Walls are organising a candle lit tour between 7-9pm every evening of the event. This unique way to see York’s heritage (including The Minster, Deans Park and The Chapter House) will be available at just £3 each. The one-way route between Bootham Bar – Monk Bar will be lit along the walk by lanterns, stewards will be guiding people and answering any questions.

If you would like to help please contact us.

York’s Mystery Plays Aug 2012

Teaming up with York’s Mystery Plays, August 2012, Friends of York Walls are assisting (front of House) to sell programmes, etc. We have promised to provide at least two people to be at each performance of the plays. We desperately need your support, please contact us if you want to be involved in this unique event.

‘Festival of the Walls’

Friends of York walls are applying for ward funding and other grants to start and hopefully continue to have each year a ‘Festival of the Walls’ starting in July 2012. Events, such as country fairs in community areas around the Walls, Romans gladiator fighting, Music, Plays and Falconery displays, will be happening on and around the Walls. We hope to kick start poceedings with a World record breaking Mexican wave!!

If you would like to help at any of the above events please contact us.


Danny Aitken, a schoolboy from York, is preparing to walk around York city walls five times for charity after learning that his grandfather is suffering from cancer. Danny, aged 12, hopes to raise £2000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity in honour of his grandfather John Houston. Despite suffering from severe asthma, the Manor School pupil is determined to finish the ten-mile walk.

To read more about the story click here to read the York Press article.

Please come and support Danny in his worthy cause if you are able to on Saturday July 9th 2011. Those interested in sponsoring Danny can do so here on his Justgiving webpage.