Towton Battlefield Walks: 100% on Tripadvisor !

Yes our battlefield has a mention on Tripadvisor, with 21 of 29 reviewers giving the walks a rating of excellent. Our free guided walks usually take place twice a month, starting and finishing at the other great attraction in Towton, the Rockingham Arms pub. Please look under “Events” on this website for dates and times. [...]

Next Meeting: The Craft of Basket Weaving

Our next meeting will be on Monday 1st June 19:30, at Saxton village hall as usuall. The Craft of Basket Weaving- a demonstration by Leilah Vyner of Dragon Willow. Learn about weaving wood and its many uses, there’s more than you can put in a basket !

Next Meeting: Monday 11th May – Towton – Feuds and Allegiances

Our next meeting will be on Monday 11th May 19:30, at Saxton village hall. Pat McGill- writer of the classic “The Battle of Towton 1461” will give a talk titled “Towton – Feuds and Allegiances”.

The Hammer of the Scots- David Santiuste

David Santiuste , an active supporter of the TBS and Historian has researched and written a new book which may be of interest to members. Its is due to be published later in the month. The link provided will give more details, pre-order information and a promtional price.   The Hammer of the Scots: Edward I [...]

Battle of Stamford Bridge, Guided Walks

Stamford Bridge Battlefield Walks – 2015 The other great battle of 1066. Walks conducted by our friends The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society, they say; “Battlefield walks will take place on the First Sunday of EVERY month during 2015, starting at 11am at the Battle Memorial near the Corn Mill. The walks are dependant on [...]

Tapestry Group Update

Earlier this year members gathered at the TBS rooms at the Rockingham Arms for a ‘stitch and chat’ session about the on-going work on the Towton Tapestry. Members highlighted the challenge of transferring the designs onto the linen and a number of different methods were outlined by members. Frances Perry came up with a solution [...]

Palm Sunday, thankyou to everyone

Palm Sunday has gone for another year and it was a fantastic day. About a thousand people braved the the windy, overcast and muddy day to Commemorate the fallen of Towton. Thankyou to you all. Another big thankyou to all the re-enactors, traders and exhibitors, many who were on site all weekend and camped out [...]

Palm Sunday Memorial Day update

Our Memorial event on the 29th of March at Towton is getting closer and is promising to be a great day. As well as our memorial ceremony in remembrance at the tens of thousands of men who lost their lives at Towton on Palm Sunday 1461, we have many other things to interest and amuse [...]

York commemoration events for King Richard III

On March the 26th, in commemorationof the re-internment in Leicester of King Richard III, a number of events will take place in York. All events are open to the public and free, tickets need to be booked for the Guildhall event. • 12.30pm Ricardians will attend the daily Holy Communion at York Minster to mark [...]