York Civic Trust will paint the worn, historic plaque above Victoria Bar at the end of September, after permission was granted to close the road for works to take place. The Victoria Street access through the bar entrance has been closed by the Council for some time, but both directions will be suspended to allow the contractor Kevin Spencer to paint the sign.

Historic plaque above the entrance to Victoria Bar

The road (that is accessible for approved card holders only) will be closed between 25-27th September to allow works to take place. Works are being led by the York Civic Trust’s City Enhancement Programme.

The plaque is 180 years old and bears the inscription: ‘Victoria Bar – Erected by public subscription under the direction of the City Commissioners – A.D. 1838 – George Hudson Esqre – Lord Mayor’.

The York Civic Trust is also carrying out restorative works to iron gates and railings in the Prices Lane area.