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 [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
Old London Road, Towton is an ancient road which was certainly used at the time of the Battle of Towton in 1461 but some archaeologists and historians believe it may be much older, possibly even originally constructed by the Romans! It is now a Public Bridleway, used by ramblers, dog walkers, horses and riders, residents [...]
The Towton Battlefield Society is a knowledgeable bunch, and a few of our members regularly give talks to groups large and small, young and old, as well as at our own meetings. If you would like to invite a speaker our Chairman, Mark Taylor would be happy to discus this with you. To contact Mark [...]
Our next talk will be something a little bit different from “regular” history. Our guest speaker will be Elain Mein who will be giving a talk on “Folk Magic, Medicine and Superstition in the Medieval Period” This will be on Monday 7th of March, 7:30 at Saxton village hall. Non members £3