Next meeting: Monday 2nd March – Spies, Songwriters and a Cyclone in Calico

Spies, Songwriters and a Cyclone in Calico- Women in the American Civil War – David Skillen, Derbyshire based Civil War expert returns to talk to the TBS. 19:30 at Saxton village hall.

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 [...]

Battlefield Walks 2015

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 [...]

TBS LIBRARY

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 [...]

TOWTON TAPESTRY

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

NEW WEBSITE ON THE WARS OF THE ROSES

Reflections of the Yorkist Realm is a new website created by historian David Santiuste and photographer Rae Tan (both of whom are active members of the Towton Battlefield Society). It features images of places associated with the Yorkist period of English history, together with complementary text. The Yorkist era is best known for the Wars [...]

Award Winning Towton Video

  Towton’s  centrepiece trailer, narrated by Robert Hardy, won an award at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards ceremony on Monday 11th June for “best promotional” video. It faced stiff competition from fellow short-listed entrants but surged to victory in a nail-biting finish. The award went to TBS friend and producer Roger Keech who acknowledges [...]

West Yorkshire Heritage Forum

The West Yorkshire Heritage Forum have been kind enough to showcase TowtonBattlefield Society on their website so we thought we would reciprocate and tell you a little bit about them. Primarily, it is intended to be a meeting place, both physically and on the internet, for all types of groups and individuals who are involved [...]