Towton Archery Compitition

On Sunday 6th September twenty TBS members of various skill levels gathered at the Crooked Billet in Saxton to take part in the fourth annual Archery competition. Alan Stringer organised a safe, smooth and social event which was rewarded with warm and bright sunshine all day. The efforts of Alan were much appreciated by those [...]

Our next talk. Magna Carter by Helen Cox.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 5th October, 7:30pm at Saxton Village Hall. Our guest speaker will be the popular speaker Helen Cox. Helen will be talking about the Magna Carta in a change to our published topic of Mary –Queen of Scots. This has been re- arranged for 2016. Helen has been [...]

Update on planning permission at The Gallops

We recently learned that conditional planning permission has been granted for the small traveller site on the land known as the Gallops which sits adjacent to the current registered battlefield. The decision is disappointing but not unexpected as Selby District Council have failed over a long period to have an effective plan to deliver sufficient [...]

The Richard III conference 2015

The TBS will be attending the Richard III Foundation conference on Saturday 17th October in Market Bosworth with a weapons display and our display table. Helen Cox will also be one of the speakers at this event entitled “England during the Reign of the Yorkist Kings”. Please visit their web page for more details.

Frei Compagnie at the Cawood Craft Festival

After a weekend at Appleby Castle, guests of the Red Wyverns and Yorkshire Day at the Crooked Billet, the busy Frei’s next date is the Cawood Craft Festival. Running over the three days of August Bank Holiday, the event describes itself as “one of the North’s premium events. Each year we  have over 100 art and [...]

Church Fenton Medieval Weekend

St Mary’s has been chosen as one of the venues for the Church Explorers Programme of the Yorvik Medieval Festival. OurTowton Tapestry Group will be a main attraction at the Medieval Weekend based around the church. The event takes place on Sat 22nd- Sunday 23rd August and will feature much more including church tours, craft [...]

An evening with a Battlefield Detective

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 7th September 7:30, at Saxton village hall. Our guest speaker will be the ever popular Tim Sutherland. Tim leads the Towton Archaeological Project and will have been seen on your silver screens as the lead on the very successful Medieval Dead series of programmes. This will be [...]

The Jorvik Medieval Festival, August.

With many events for all members of the family from budding young knights to sages in Medieval history, including A talk by our own Helen Cox on Magna Carter. See the following press release. “27 venues, an army of experts, re-enactors and interpreters and nearly 1000 years of history will feature in this year’s blockbuster [...]

Yorkshire Day

Saturday 1st August is Yorkshire Day and our annual celebrations will be taking place at the Crooked Billet Saxton, beginning at noon. It will feature Living History displays by the Frei Compagnie, tours of the church at Lead, have a go archery, a children’s entertainer, hog roast, bouncy castle (not for the re-enactors !) much [...]