Heritage Weekend 12and13 Sept 2015

UPDATE – The event resulted in a record 720 visitors to FPT and 270 to Tower 39 over the weekend.  Thank you to all who made this happen.  Next opening of FPT is  31st Oct/1st Nov 2015.

Fishergate Postern Tower will be open for the Heritage Open Weekend on 12th/13th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm.
See  http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/fishergate-postern-tower-open-for-visitors  for details.  FREE entry & no booking necessary.

In addition,  for the first time in living memory (and perhaps ever), TOWER 39  (the corner tower near to FPT) will also be open to the public for the Heritage Open Weekend on 12th/13th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm.
See  http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/fishergate-corner-tower and   HERE   for details.  FREE entry & no booking necessary.

All events organised by The Friends of York Walls Volunteers. Self guided + History talks.  Information, Book sales and Sponsor a Stone available.  Any donations would be appreciated.

We will make every effort to make the tower presentable for this event, but we are advised that there may be bats (in the cracks in the roof), which should not be disturbed by over-vigorous cleaning. Therefore some pigeon droppings on the floor may be left alone for visitors to walk on as they look around. Please bear this in mind if you are allergic to pigeon droppings or scared of bats!

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Fishergate Postern Tower will be open over the Bank Holiday Weekend – 29th/30th/31st August 2015 from 10am to 4pm.

Fishergate Postern Tower will be open again for the Heritage Open Weekend – 12th/13th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm.

In addition,  for the first time in living memory (and perhaps ever), TOWER 39  (the corner tower near to FPT) will be open to the public for the Heritage Open Weekend – 12th/13th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm.

All events organised by The Friends of York Walls Volunteers.
Watch this space for further details nearer the time,   or visit :-
http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/fishergate-corner-tower

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Monk Bar A6 QR card

If you have a SmartPhone or a Tablet then look out for the small A6 size QR cards which can be found at strategic Wall-Walk access places around the York’s City Walls Trail.   These QR cards are located on the existing large A1 Information Panels at :-

Bootham Bar                              (bottom of the steps)
Monk Bar                                      (under the bar’s arch)
Layerthorpe Bridge                (bottom of the steps)
Red Tower                                   (on the tower wall)
Walmgate Bar                            (bottom of the steps)
Fishergate Bar                           (bottom of the steps)
Fishergate Postern Tower (on the tower wall)
Tower Gardens                         (opposite Clifford’s Tower)
Baile Hill                                        (part way up the steps)
Victoria Bar                                 (road outside the bar)
Micklegate Bar (2)                  (outer wall at side of bar + bar’s inner wall)
Barker Tower                             (wall at start of elevated wall-walk)
Multangular Tower               (inside Multangular Tower area)

Scan the QR codes to get links to the Friends of York Walls “Wall-Trail” web pages which are relevant to the location you are at.   Links are provided to the on-line Wall Trail – Introduction, Overview, Here, Next and Previous trail sections,  and include maps, text, and numerous pictures.

If you don’t have a SmartPhone or a Tablet don’t worry -you can still buy the book “A Walking Guide to York’s City Walls” by Simon Mattam ISBN978-0-9929002-0-5.  Available at bookshops, Visit York, etc., and on-line.

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Fishergate Postern Tower will be open by Friends of York Walls Volunteers on the following remaining 2015 dates, 10am to 4pm.
Sat 18th & Sun 19th July                                 Start School Summer Hols
Sat 29th Sun 30th & Mon 31st August   Late Summer BH
Sat 12th & Sun 13th September                  Heritage Open Weekend
Sat 31st Oct & Sun 1st Nov                          Autumn School Hols

NOTE – opening on all three days of the bank holiday weekend is to be confirmed, subject to volunteer numbers. If you would like to help us, as a volunteer, please email friendsofyorkwalls@gmail.com )

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