Gibraltar Ministry for Heritage repaints Historic City Wall names

IT is always important to remember that modern day Gibraltar was created from a fortress which changed hands many times until it became a British possession in the 18th century.

The Gibraltar Ministry for Heritage has recently undertaken a programme of works to repaint the fortification names of many of the City walls, bastions and batteries around the Rock.

Due to the fact that these signs are generally in prominent positions, they suffer from weather damage but because they tend to be quite high up on the walls, it requires extra work with scaffolding or the use of cherry pickers to renovate them making it logistically quite a difficult task.

Whilst this is a rolling programme with more than 120 fortifications, protected by the 2018 Heritage and Antiquities Act, priority has been given to some of the worst affected sites including Couvreport Battery, Prince Albert’s Front, and Wellington Front Right Bastion as well as Raglan’s Battery which had never been painted previously.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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