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Retired Computer Design Engineer. Main hobby photography. Moved to live in York in November 2010 to be near family.

Fishergate Postern Tower Open Weekend

Fishergate Postern Tower will be open on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. This is the last scheduled opening for 2015 so come along and visit the tower, sponsor a stone, buy a book or map and help to support the Friends of York Walls.

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Sponsor a Stone at Fishergate Postern Tower

Please sponsor a stone on either the West Wall or the North Wall at Fishergate Postern Tower and help to raise funds for the repair and upkeep of FPT.   If you have tried to use the on-line sponsor a stone facility on this website over the past few months you may have encountered a data check problem. This has now been fixed – so please try entering your details again !   Any problems please email  stones@yorkwalls.org.uk

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Heritage Open Weekend 12/13th September 2015

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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FPT open August BH + Heritage Weekend

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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Walk York’s City Walls – the 21st c. way !

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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