Great wall of York can shape city’s future – The Yorkshire Post says

YORK is rightly proud of its Roman history. It is why it was so popular with tourists before the Covid lockdown – and why it will be again as restrictions begin to be eased.

Yet, why the imposing Minster will always have a magnetic allure of its own, the ancient walls around the historic city are the finest of their kind in the whole country.

And, as such, the Friends of York Walls is to be commended for its work in preserving the city’s monuments and helping to explain their relevance, and significance, to contemporary visitors.

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Without such conservation bodies in York, or elsewhere, Britain’s heritage would be left to crumble because of a combination of ignorance and poor maintenance.

.Bill Hill, chairman, of Friends of York Walls, at Red Tower.

Now, thanks to the persistence of these organisations, and their dedicated volunteers who give up so much time, the history of York remains the city’s greatest asset as it prepares to welcome visitors back.

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Bill Hill, chairman, of Friends of York Walls, resting on the Bar Walls.