Forty children from Copmanthorpe Primary School will call on the Lord Mayor at 1.15pm on Monday 12th March and ask him to ‘Inspect the Walls’. The event was first held on 17th March 2011 and returns this year with a slightly different timetable. The children will escort the Mayor and civic party to Bootham Bar where they will meet and thank the council workers who look after the Walls. The Civic party will then walk onto the Walls to inspect them.

Then the Mayor will be presented with a scroll at ‘Robin Hood Tower’ by Keith Myers, Chairman of Friends of York Walls thanking him for being their Patron.

The Civic Party will then alight from the Walls at Monk Bar and walk up Lord Mayors Walk which will be lined with 300 children from St Wilfrids School who will be waving daffodils that they have made. The Mayor will leave Lord Mayors Walk after saying goodbye to all the Children. He will then present a scroll of thanks to the children from Copmanthorpe School who escorted him back to the Mansion House.

Anyone that wants to join us on the day please do!


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.


Take eight intrepid staff and volunteers from YAC and the CBA, add in Roman tunics, helmets, spears, shields, swords, a standard and a replica Roman trumpet and you have a crack Roman unit, otherwise known as a contubernium, ready to conquer six laps of York’s City Walls in aid of the Dig Deep for YAC campaign!  And conquer it they did on Wednesday 1st February!

To read more about the  Young Archaeologists’ Club Roman Walk, visit their website. Below are a selection of photos from the day courtesy of Young Archaeologists’ Club (copyright of YAC).

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