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Weʼre raising £5,000 to improve York's Fishergate Postern Tower visitor experience - including installing electrical sockets, lighting and better displays.

Piccadilly, York, UK
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Please help The Friends of York Walls to improve Fishergate Postern Tower, on York's famous City Walls, by installing electrical sockets, lighting and better displays inside the tower. Fishergate Postern Tower (FPT) is located where Piccadilly reaches the City Walls. It was built around 1505 at the end of the walls by the River Foss, where water lapped its foundations, creating a natural defence for the city. It has four floors, a spiral staircase, a complete garderobe and several masons’ marks. The roof was added in the late 1500’s and this turned the battlements at the top of the tower into a row of square windows on the top floor.

The Friends of York Walls have recently leased the tower from the City of York Council; and display information there about the tower and the history of the City Walls. Entry to the tower is free on our open days, but individual visits can be arranged for a donation. Currently we need money for internal electrical installations, lighting, roof repairs and improved informative displays. With electricity and lighting inside the tower we can improve our informative and historical displays and enhance the visitor experience.

Our ultimate aim is to make Fishergate Postern Tower an information center on all things York City Walls related.

See the Friends of York Walls website for information on York's City Walls Trail, etc..

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    The 240V electricity supply has now been connected to Fishergate Postern Tower in January 2019. Thank you to anyone who made a contribution to this fund. Unfortuantely it did not turn out to be the most productive of fund raising initiatives, but the total raised went a small way towards covering the basic installation costs of equipment.

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    The Friends of York Walls is a charity that helps people understand and enjoy York's old defensive walls. It is specially concerned with the City Walls and has a lease on Fishergate Postern Tower, previously an unused tower on these walls. Website at yorkwalls.org.uk

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