Wednesday 4 December 2013

European Heritage Alliance 3.3 - Brussels meeting

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 The European Heritage Alliance 3.3 meets this week 4-5th December 2013 in Brussels). Sponsored by Europa Nostra, it is the hub for all important European heritage networks. See more on the 'Useful Links' page of this site. EWT is represented at the meeting by our Secretary General, Gabriella Agius.

Monday 4 November 2013

Karlovac - a new member

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It was very good to see representatives from Karlovac at the Derry EWT Symposium.
Looking for more info about the town I turned up the Wikipedia article Apparently various facts need confirming but an interesting starting point for a fascinating example of an 'ideal city' fortress town.

Thursday 31 October 2013


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Many thanks to all at Derry and the Holywell Trust for organising a fine Symposium. First reports are emerging at the EWT website. At the AGM of European Walled Towns held in the City of Derry/Londonderry on 25th October 2013, 

Mrs Anne Scicluna of Chichester was re-elected as an EWT Vice -President for a further three years.
Mr Martin Nooijens of  'sHertogenbosch was elected as the second Vice President for a term of three years. Congratulations to both candidates. 
The delegates visiting the walled town of Carrickfergus

Monday 21 October 2013

European Walled Towns Berwick-upon-Tweed 16th October 2013

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, bridgehead town - outpost
Meg's Mount

Berwick-Upon-Tweed  History Society and Civic Society held a joint meeting  in the Parish Church Centre, on 'European Walled Towns', at which I presented a paper based on the presentation linked here and the abstract below:

Monday 7 October 2013

Update to China links page- a Dissertation on York's City walls

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The China links page now includes a link to a Dissertation on York's walls by Nana Zheng. It is big file that takes some time to load.
I quote below an article "THE CITY BEYOND WALLS - interview with Mr David Bruce" which shows how the EWT is perceived by an interviewer from another quarter of the world, Nana Zheng, who has had it published in ARCHNEWS 2012:10 pp Chinese and English.

Tuesday 27 August 2013

About EWT, the latest Exec meeting and October 2013 Symposium

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President Joe Spiteri thanks Capdepera
BOOK SYMPOSIUM NOW for 23rd-26th OCTOBER: see flyer via EWT website
Please see updated "About EWT/WTFC since 1989" page
Capdepera Exec Draft Minutes are now available at EWT Walled Towns website. The meeting was wonderfully hosted by Martina and everyone at the municipality of Capdepera.
Capdepera walled town
New edition of European Walled Towns Newsletter expected. Please prepare your contributions in anticipation. Two Vice Presidents are to be elected/re-elected at Derry AGM.
Good draft programme for Symposium/AGM in Derry was discussed in Capdepera

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Budding Film-makers -make a walled towns Europe Film!

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European film makers are being invited to submit ideas for a three minute film to promote Europe to the world. DEADLINE FOR IDEAS 13TH MAY: USEFUL MONEY FOR FINALISTS TO MAKE FILM.
Why not submit  an idea based on European Walled Towns - all our member towns would surely co-operate.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Thursday 28 March 2013

Eurobarometer Tourism survey published

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Euro Barometer  is a mine of information on tourism across Europe potentially very useful to all marketers and planners in European walled Towns. It has to be said though that the small amount of graphical interpretation of the results, particularly with info weighted by Nation State population makes it less immediately useful than it could be.

Friday 22 March 2013

Derry man tours English Walled Towns

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Mark Lusby from Derry last week toured England, visiting a number of walled towns in preparation for designing a great EWT Symposium in Derry in October 2013. See more on green ways to visit walled towns page

Monday 11 February 2013

February 2013 EWT NEWSLETTER published

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The February 2013 EWT NEWSLETTER has now been published on line and been circulated to Members . It has news of the President's plans, a retrospective of the work of the past President, future and past events and articles on student field study trips, the walls of Chichester and Valletta as 2018 European City of Culture.
Message by President Mr Joe Spiteri 3
Farewell to Peter van Roosmalen 5
EWT Executive Meeting and AGM in Gmund 6
Capdepera 8
Schedule of Events and Activities for Executive Meeting 10
International Conference at Narva 12
Members Update 13
Report on Chichester’s City Walls Project 15
EWT Conference/AGM: Derry-Londonderry 15
Valletta named European Capital of Culture for 2018 16

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Article in EWT newsletter Feb 2013

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Walled Towns as ideal destinations for student field study trips.

Student field study trips can be of great value to any walled town that can attract them. An undergraduate field study trip abroad may take up to 50 students and three members of staff for a week – almost always out of season.

Tuesday 5 February 2013

York Walls East-West Event

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A link from the Friends of York Walls
"East met West at concert, 14th JanWhat a fantastic night! - East met West at a very enjoyable concert on 14th January 2013. St Helens Church full to brimming. The singers, dancers and all performers were fantastic. Many thanks to Nana Zheng for organising the event.
ADMIN, JANUARY 16, 2013"

Twitter for walled towns

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York Walls Charitable Trust has sent me the following note:

"I am wanting to link up with all other walled cities in the UK and Europe.I use twitter to contact various organisations and I find it very useful.Could you let me know who within your organisations uses twitter ...please?
Kind Regards
Follow us on twitter @yorkwalls
Keith R Myers,
Chairman,York Walls Charitable Trust."

Sunday 20 January 2013

About EWT and WTFC

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A new page, based partly on a temporarily out-of-date page on the EWT website has been added to this Walled Towns Research site. Comments are invited, either publicly on this site or by email to David Bruce

Monday 7 January 2013