If you go to the events page you will be able to access Towton Battlefield Societies programme for 2014. It’s an exciting combination of talks and visits with a variety of expert and entertaining speakers – don’t miss it!
We are pleased to announce the next two workshops to be held at the Rockingham Arms. Saturday 12th October from 1400 to 1600 – Arrow Making and Repair – led by Mick Weaver Saturday 26th October from 1400 to 1600 – Hat making – led by Mick Weaver. In addition we have already organised the [...]
Now that the Summer is (almost) over it’s time to look forward to the Autumn season of talks and events. You can find full details on the events page of the website : Monday 2nd September – Border Security 1461 – Threats and Opportunities – by Chris Murphy Saturday 14th September – TBS Trip to Lincoln [...]
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.
Here is a list of events at which the Frei Compagnie hope to appear this year. March 22 – 24: Palm Sunday Commemoration at Towton Sun April 14, noon – 4pm: Lead ChurchOpen Day, Crooked Billet, Saxton Sun April 21: Morley St George’s Day multi-period event Sat May 18: Sherburn Gala Sat June 8: Wistow [...]
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 [...]
English Heritage (The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England) is a non-departmental public body. Today it is an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It has a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England and advises the relevant Secretary of State on policy and in individual cases [...]
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