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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Dec 6, 2018
Good luck with your project!
Aug 3, 2018
I wish this project the success that it undoubtedly deserves.
Apr 12, 2018
Apr 10, 2018
Thank you for looking after our heritage site. good luck with raising more money for repairs.
Feb 15, 2018
Feb 13, 2018
Would be great to have events after dark in the Tower. Am sure the volunteers would love having a kettle too! Good luck to @yorkwallsfriend
Feb 5, 2018
Good luck with your project. The walls had friends in Roman times, and long may it continue!
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Friends of York Walls CIO
Piccadilly, York, UK
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