Our website is moving !!

We are moving web host providers during the week commencing 16th of April. Everything should appear the same, same web address, same look and the move should be seamless. But if there are any glitches I apologies in advance and will work quickly to fix them. For many years, Chris Day of the company Rethunk [...]

Welcome to our new Patron – Dr Helen Castor

We are pleased to announce that Dr Helen Castor has accepted our invitation to become the Patron of the Towton Battlefield Society. I am sure that most of you will be aware of her contribution to the understanding of the medieval period, her many books, her TV and Radio work and some may have met [...]

Monday 14th May – “Temple Newsam – Tales from the Big House” – Steve Ward

Our next talk will be on the 1000 year of history at Temple Newsam. Steve Ward is a entertaining speaker, historian and author. He will be talking on the events and people he discovered whilst researching for his new book “Tales from the Big House: Temple Newsam”. Meeting as usual at Saxton Village Hall, 7:30pm. [...]

The TBS shop re-opens with new lines and designes

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new shop at Redbubble.com. Redbubble has a wide range of products, from mugs to phone cases to T shirts to notebooks, they even do tank tops and babygrows ! (and more). You can choose your Towton logo and select which product you would like it [...]

Battle of Towton memorial day announced for 2018

This year our memorial guided battlefield walks will be held on the Saturday 24th of March, the day before Palm Sunday. Walks will start at the Barn on Old London Rd (behind the Rockingham Arms, Towton). Please come to learn about the battle and the varied work of the TBS and how to get involved, [...]

Our next talk on the 5th of March will be “The Legitimacy of King Edward IV” presented by Helen Cox

Our next meeting will be on Monday 5th March when we welcome the return of the popular speaker, Helen Cox.Helen will be delivering a presentation entitled “The Legitimacy of King Edward IV”. As usual this will be at Saxton village hall at 7:30pm. All welcome, members free, visitors £4.

The Frie Companie at Tadcaster Heritage Day, Sunday 18th February

The TBS has an affiliated Living History wing called “The Frie Companie”. They have been invited to attend a new event in Tadcaster, the Tadcaster Heritage Day. Reflecting the rich heritage of the town through the ages and building on the successful bridge reopening festivities in 2017, this hopes to be a popular addition to [...]

The TBS on Facebook and Twitter !

This website is a good place to look up information, times and dates. However if you like conversation with like minded Towton Battlefield enthusiasts or have on the fly questions you may like to visit our Facebook  and Twitter sites. Link: TBS on Facebook Link: TBS on Twitter Link: TBS Tapestry Group on Facebook

Steve Hines RIP

We were saddened to hear of the death of Steve Hines in December . Steve was an active and influential member of the TBS. He was the man responsible for the memorial to the dead of Towton which was erected at Saxton Church in 2004. He had the idea, he created the design , he [...]