Battle of Towton Commemorative Event 2015
Battle of Towton Commemorative Event 2015

This year Palm Sunday Event will be held on the 29th March 2015, Guided Battlefield Walks will commence from approximately 9.30am and are approximately 4 miles (Warm clothing and stout footwear recommended). With Craft Stalls, Falconry, Archery and Living History camp it will sure to be a good day. Admission is £3 per person under [...]

Next Meeting 2nd February : Flags, Banners, Standard and Colours – How I make History.
Next Meeting 2nd February : Flags, Banners, Standard and Colours - How I make History.

Fran Perry will be our next speaker on Monday 2nd Feb 2015. Fran is one of our active members who crafted our logo and designs our posters and a popular member of the Frei Compagnie. She will be talking on a subject entitled “Flags, banners, standards and colours- How I make my history”. This will [...]

Battlefield Walks

We are pleased to announce the updated list of battlefield walks for 2015. All walks begin at the Rockingham Arms in Towton at 10.30am and all are on a Sunday.  You do not have to be a member of the TBS to come along, we don’t make a charge but any donation you care to [...]

Next Meeting

Our next meeting falls on Monday 2nd June 2014. Chris Rock will be talking about the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the creation of the Stamford Bridge Battlefield Society which is doing so much to promote and protect this vital part of our heritage.


You will no doubt have seen the exciting news that the body of King Richard III has been identified following the discovery of a skeleton in a Leicester car park.  Though Richard did not fight at Towton [he was only 9 at the time] his elder brother, Edward IV, led the Yorkist forces that day. [...]


Work on the display centre at the Rockingham Arms is proceeding and we now have a small library of books for TBS members to borrow.  Please see the Display Centre page under the Battlefield Tab for more information.

Another TBS member in print!

Martin Tarpey, one of our longest serving members, active for many years and our former Chair has published a superb Childrens book. Take a look, have a read.  Well Done Martin! Jack Pepper and the Whitby Treasure is an exciting contemporary adventure story set in Whitby on the wild Yorkshire coast. Jack and his three [...]

Development Threat to the Battlefield Update January 2014

On 8th Jan Selby District Council are meeting to discuss the application to make the temporary traveller site at Towton permanent. Despite knowing of its importance, its closeness to the mass graves found in 1996, proximity to the Richard III Chantry and the Battlefield proper , despite knowing that the area is soon to be [...]


The Towton Tapestry is a project to record, in various forms of needlecraft, both the history of the Battle of Towton and the work to preserve and promote the battle that is carried out by the TBS, to find out more about the project please see their page on Facebook at Towton Tapestry Group