Friends of York's Anglian Era: Guerrilla Signs on the City Walls during 2015 Festival of Ideas

  • Garrison, Mary (Principal investigator)
  • Mainman, Ailsa (Co-investigator)
  • Woods, Andrew (Co-investigator)
  • McCaul, Natalie (Co-investigator)
  • Milsted, Ian (Co-investigator)
  • Roskams, Steve (Co-investigator)
  • Abramson, Tony (Co-investigator)
  • Bude, Ronald (Co-investigator)
  • Dean, Gareth (Co-investigator)

Project: Other projectMiscellaneous project

Project Details


I convened a collective of people from the several departments in the University, the York Archaeological Trust, the Yorkshire Museum, Yorkshire Numismatic Society, and Fulford and Fishergate Local History Society to prepare eye-catching and informative A3 laminated signs giving information about York's Anglian era history, topography, and material culture. These were designed to supplement the current signs, made by YAT, which inform readers only about Roman and Viking York and call the intervening era 'dark'. They were placed in various locations during the Festival of Ideas 2015 and there was an accompanying website. Posting was with permission of the CYC Archaeologist.

Layman's description

Eye-catching and informative laminated A3 signs posted in the City Walls. Made by Friends of York's Anglian Era. Accompanying website.

Key findings

People like to know more about the Anglian Era and are eager for this information.
Short titleGuerrilla signs
Effective start/end date16/10/141/07/15