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 [...]

Barn cleaning in preperation for Palm Sunday

With Palm Sunday getting closer the TBS committee and members are getting ready for the big day. On Saturday 14th of March we will be cleaning out the Barn (behind the Rockingham Arms, on the Old London Road) used by many of our indoor exhibitors. We will gather at the Barn from 09.30 am. Past [...]

Saxton Village Hall refurbished !

The Saxton Village Hall committee have been busy working for the community. They have refurbished the Old Village Hall at Saxton and have transformed it into a perfect venue for meetings, social events and gatherings. In fact the Towton Battlefield Society have our monthly meetings there and certainly appreciate the new comfy chairs and completely [...]