The History of the Green Howards South African War Memorial

By David J Nicholson, Green Howards On the 25th May 1904 in the presence of the Lord Mayor of York, the Sheriff and the Corporation, Major General Sir Leslie Rundle unveiled the obelisk, which was erected in the memory of members of the Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) who lost their lives … Read moreThe History of the Green Howards South African War Memorial

Walk with Todd Longstaffe Gowan

Internationally-renowned landscape architect Todd Longstaffe Gowan joined us on at a rainy lunchtime, helping us to look at how landscaping can create a public space residents will love. Within the group there are a diverse range of perspectives including residents, local history enthusiasts, and people concerned with accessibility. We start the tour at the Eye … Read moreWalk with Todd Longstaffe Gowan

Gathering Together: Look at Your City Walk Virtual Tour

Gathering Together: Look at Your City Walk Virtual Tour Friday 9th August 2019 Early evening is a potentially good time to bring people together – and one York doesn’t do brilliantly at the moment. In the My Castle Gateway discussions the idea of a family friendly area, with activities and events, not dominated by heavy … Read moreGathering Together: Look at Your City Walk Virtual Tour

Friends of Rowntree Park:  Ideas and advice on things to consider in develop public spaces

Cath Mortimer joined us for the ‘Look at your City: Gathering Playfully’ walk and helped us look hard at some of the really practical issues facing public spaces. Where is the park? Sometimes children and families only see the swings areas as the park, whereas good to see play as happening everywhere. Events: Make it … Read moreFriends of Rowntree Park:  Ideas and advice on things to consider in develop public spaces

Look at Your City: Gathering Playfully

On 25th August a group of us spent a very warm Sunday morning exploring play in Castle Gateway through the lens of Rowntree Park. We were very lucky to also be joined by Cath Mortimer, a member of the Friends of Rowntree Park and our conversation was greatly aided by a prior conversation with those … Read moreLook at Your City: Gathering Playfully

Gathering Accessibly: Inspiration and very practical prompts for the Castle Gateway project

There is now an EU award – the Access City Award – that highlights cities that are building accessibility into the heart of their work and their new developments. To develop the conversations on access for the Castle Gateway project, this blog pulls out some inspiring and practical ideas from just two (of the nine) … Read moreGathering Accessibly: Inspiration and very practical prompts for the Castle Gateway project

New Visuality – creative young people’s ideas for a future Clifford’s Tower

My Castle Gateway has always been keen to work with neighbours of the development area, so we got into conversation with Greg McGee of According To McGee on Tower Street. Greg had been working with a group of young people, taking an irreverent look at the city’s heritage and posing alternative futures. We suggested they … Read moreNew Visuality – creative young people’s ideas for a future Clifford’s Tower