Barley Hall Asks for Help

The City of York is making an appeal to the world at large to make donations to help with the upkeep of Barley Hall, a medieval merchant's home, dating back to the War of the Roses.

An independent charitable trust has been overseeing the facility since 1997. With the down-turn in tourism over the last year, they are questioning whether they can keep the site, which offers a hands-on chance to see everyday life in the Middle Ages, open to the public.