TBS Open Evening, come along and see what we do and our work in the community

Have you ever wondered what we do ? Our work on the Battlefield, talks, research, Archery and Living History. Perhaps you would like to learn more about the actual Battle ? WE are going to have a open day on Monday July the 4th at Saxton village hall, 7:30pm. All are welcome and it is [...]

Grant for Old London Road Dig and Renovation

Cllr Graham Webb let us know on behalf of Towton Parish Council that the application for a Heritage Lottery grant has been successful and they are able to go ahead with the work on Old London Rd. Graham says: “I am delighted to confirm that the Heritage Lottery Fund has decided to give Towton Parish [...]

TBS Research. Who was there, what did they wear, what did they say ?

The Towton Battlefield Society wishes to promote study and research for this period.  Whilst many of our members have conducted extensive studies, there is always new information to be uncovered.  On our website we have documents which been collated over the years, and in line with our aims to encourage learning and interest, these documents [...]

The Battle of Prestonpans. Talk by Arran Johnston, Scottish Battlefields Trust

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 6TH June when Arran Johnston will be our guest speaker. Arran, from the Scottish Battlefields Trust will be travelling down from Edinburgh to talk to us about the Battle of Prestonpans and he will also be talking about the superb Prestonpans Tapestry. Meeting at Saxton Village Hall, [...]

Towton in the Shakespeare Short Film Festival

In December 2015 we were involved with the national project led by Shakespeare’s Globe theatre to produce and film the all plays of Shakespeare on location featuring the leading actors of the day. These short films are going to be shown along the South Bank in London over this weekend the 23/24th April. Our film, [...]

Brassed off at our next meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 9th May at Saxton Village Hall when Neale Wiseman will be our guest speaker. He will be talking about a subject not yet covered by the TBS, Monumental Brasses between 1280 and 1350. Usual 7:30 start.

Reminder of the changes on Palm Sunday

As we move closer to Palm Sunday, just a reminder that the event will be different this year. There is NO large Palm Sunday event as in previous years, ie Medieval village, re-enactors, stalls and battle finale. This year there will be a number of guided Battlefield walking tours on Saturday 19th of March, the [...]

Please support the preservation of the Old London Road and archaeological dig

Old London Road, Towton is an ancient road which was certainly used at the time of the Battle of Towton in 1461 but some archaeologists and historians believe it may be much older, possibly even originally constructed by the Romans! It is now a Public Bridleway, used by ramblers, dog walkers, horses and riders, residents [...]

Would YOU like a talk on Towton or Medieval life around 1461 ?

The Towton Battlefield Society is a knowledgeable bunch, and a few of our members regularly give talks to groups large and small, young and old, as well as at our own meetings. If you would like to invite a speaker our Chairman, Mark Taylor would be happy to discus this with you. To contact Mark [...]