Chichester walls restoration project is a success

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Jean Everitt from Friends of the Earth, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, Cllr Rob Humby, Cllr Graham Burgess, Jean MacGrory from Hampshire County Council with Callum Manson, Thomas Houghton and Skye Maccoll from Rowner Junior School. Picture: David George

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ANCIENT city walls are being celebrated with the installation of plaques.

The panels, plaques and waymarkers have been added to the mile-and-a-half circular trail around Chichester walls to mark the end of the three-year restoration project which aims to preserve the wall for future generations.

Over the past three years, structural repairs have been carried out to the most vulnerable sections thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund which awarded £685,000 to the restoration project while Chichester District Council contributed £199,000.

As part of the project, there will be a free leaflet and souvenir guide available from the Novium museum this week detailing the significance of the walls.

Schoolchildren will be able to use a new website where they can learn about how the walls were built to defend the city from attack. For more information call 01243 534695.