£80raised of £5,000 target by 4 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to install electricity inside Fishergate Postern Tower, York.

Piccadilly, York, UK

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Please help The Friends of York Walls to install electrical sockets and lighting inside Fishergate Postern Tower on York's famous City Walls. 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, and roof repairs. With electricity and lighting inside the tower we can improve our informative and historical displays and enhance the visitor experience.

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

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    • David Gleave

      David Gleave

      Feb 15, 2018

      Good luck.


    • Martin Hetherington

      Martin Hetherington

      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


    • Anonymous


      Feb 5, 2018

      Good luck with your project. The walls had friends in Roman times, and long may it continue!


    • Elizabeth Green

      Elizabeth Green

      Feb 1, 2018

      Plug it in!!!😁


    About the fundraiser
    Friends of York Walls

    Friends of York Walls

    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

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