The Battlefields Trust one day ‘Battlefields in Yorkshire’ Conference

The Battlefields Trust are holding a one day ‘Battlefields in Yorkshire’ Conference at the York Army Museum (in York) on Sunday November 19th. Booking is now open. Please go to the link Battlefields in Yorkshire

Our next talk on the 4th of September “From Wakefield to Towton”

On Monday 4th of September Helen Cox will give a talk on the history surrounding the battle of Wakefield and Towton. Helen is a TBS member, author of many books and popular speaker with us, so a informative and entertaining evening is expected. Meeting is as usual at Saxton Village Hall at 7:30. Non members [...]

Roger Keech, film maker. RIP

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Roger Keech. Roger, of RKP productions was a great friend of the society, maker of the promotional video with Robert Hardy, a BBC documentary on Towton and our Towton DVD. He was generous to us with many of his resources, films and images [...]

On the sad news on the death of our Patron Robert Hardy CBE

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our patron , Robert Hardy CBE . From the beginning he was the patron and great supporter of our society. He had kept close, attending our events and promoting our work. The most publicly notable being to attend our commemoration day and present [...]

Archaeological Report on the Old London Road, Towton

In 2016, Tim Sutherland as part of the Towton Battlefield Archaeology Project, with the help of volunteers from the TBS undertook an archaeological survey on a part of what is known as “The Old London Road” at Towton. What is now a bridleway on the edge of the battlefield has been in use as a [...]

Our next talk on the 7th of August, the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322.

We are pleased to announce that our next speaker will be Louise Whittaker who runs the Northern section of the Battlefields Trust. She will be presenting us with a talk on the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322. It is set to be an night of interest to many members about this local battle between rebellious Barons [...]

Celebration as Historic England extend the Registered Battlefield Boundary for Towton ! :) :)

This is the cause for celebration , after many years of campaigning, meetings , endless phone calls and hard work we have finally won a significant extension of the Battlefield boundary at Towton. This is the first time since the creation of the register that a battlefield boundary has been altered so significantly. This extension [...]

Change in Speaker for our next meeting on the 3rd of July. Now to be a guided walk “Saxton through the Ages”

Apologies to all, but speaker Keith Dowen has had a last minute change of plan and is unable to present our next meeting on the 3rd of July. However every cloud has a silver lining and on one of the longest days of the summer (hopefully nice and warm to !) Graham Derbyshire will be [...]

Our next talk: Monday 5th June – “The Sherburn Archaeological Excavations– An update from Low Street” byPaula Ware

Archaeologist Paula Ware will be updating us on the Sherburn Archaeology excavations and their very interesting discoveries. Saxton Village Hall, 7:30. Visitors welcome.