FPT North Wall stone labels 17112014The Friends of York Walls wish “Seasons Greetings” to all our Members, Volunteers, Friends and Supporters.

Why not give someone in your life a Unique Christmas Gift and help the Friends of York Walls to raise funds to promote York’s City Walls and to refurbish and open Fishergate Postern Tower.

You can now on-line  Sponsor a Stone for £20 (or more) on the new North Wall  or the existing West Wall.  Ideal as a gift for someone, or for a significant event or person in your life. The scheme can be used to observe a special occasion such as a birthday, a christening, a wedding, as a memorial or simply just to convey a message.

Don’t forget also our book published earlier in 2014 – “A Walking Guide to York’s City Walls”  by Simon Mattam would make an ideal Christmas present. Available at local York outlets + online suppliers. ISBN 9 780092 900205



We are pleased to confirmed that The Charity Commission are satisfied that FRIENDS OF YORK WALLS is established for charitable purposes only for the public benefit. It has therefore been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1,159,300. The decision to register FRIENDS OF YORK WALLS was based on the information supplied during the application process.



Friends of York Walls – Get-together and Talk on Wednesday 19th November at 19:30

Following our successful outing to Berwick-upon-Tweed, the next social gathering for FoYW volunteers will be on Wednesday 19th November at The Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York (near Layerthorpe Postern) at 19:30 to 21:30 in their upstairs room.

All FoYW volunteers and their guests are welcome to this event, which is FREE – but there is a room limit of 30 – so please get your ticket here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/friends-of-york-walls-get-together-and-talk-tickets-14160122307

We will also be treated to a talk on the restoration of Howsham Mill by Ms Jen Wakefield, the Mill’s Events and Education Officer. Howsham Mill, on the River Derwent between York and Malton, was derelict in 2003 but has now been beautifully restored: www.howshammill.org.uk

The Black Swan has a car park and racks for cycles on site. The meeting room is free of charge – the management would just like you to buy a drink whilst you are there!

If you went on the FoYW Berwick outing and have photos to share – even on a USB stick – then bring them along for us to look at.

Get your copy of “A Walking Guide to York’s City Walls” – £6 at the event. An ideal Christmas present for someone ! We look forward to seeing you!