Yorkshire Day July 30th at the Crooked Billet

The Frei Company and friends will be at the Crooked Billet Pub as part of the Billets Yorkshire Day Celebrations. The Billet is on the  B1217 near Saxton just off the Battlefield. Join us in the afternoon for Living History, Archery, sword training exercises from the KDF and more, as well as the usual hospitality [...]

Our next talk The Battle of Towton 1461

Our next meeting will be on Monday 1st August. Popular speaker and local historian Chris Murphy will be our guest and his topic will be the “Battle of Towton”. Its has been a few years since we have had a talk on the detail of our battle and we are looking forward to another great [...]

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 [...]