The TBS online shop is temporarily closed

For  many  years  Mick  Wilson has  been  the  architect  of  our retail  ventures  and  for  the  last few  he  has  be  running  our online presence.  Due  to family  commitments  Mick  is no  longer  able  to  do  this  task. Under  his  supervision  the shop  has  been  a  great  success and  Mick  deserves  our thanks. Unfortunately  no [...]

Battle of Stamford Bridge celebration

Our colleagues at the Battle of Stamford Bridge Society are having a festival to comemorate the battle there in 1066. This looks like being a great event remembering the battle in 1066 when King Harold defeated a Vikings invasion force, before heading down south to defend against a Norman force at some place called Hastings. [...]

Richard III conference, 29th October

Members  have  attended  the popular  conferences  hosted by  the  Richard  III  Foundation for  many  years.  The  r conference  will  be  held  at  the Dixie  Grammar  School  in Market  Bosworth  on  Sat  29th October.  Further  details  and the  registration  process  can be found  by  contacting Richard3Foundation@aol.co m

Our next talk on Monday 3rd October: The Magna Carter Wars by Julian Humphry.

Apologies for an error, Monday is the 3rd of October, please note the correction. Julian  Humphrys  will  be  our next  speaker  on  Monday  3rd October.  Julian  is  a  military historian  working  as  the Development  officer  for  the Battlefields  Trust  and  a regular  contributor  to  the BBC  History  Magazine.  Its always  a  great  night  when Julian [...]

Yorkshire Day July 30th at the Crooked Billet

The Frei Company and friends will be at the Crooked Billet Pub as part of the Billets Yorkshire Day Celebrations. The Billet is on the  B1217 near Saxton just off the Battlefield. Join us in the afternoon for Living History, Archery, sword training exercises from the KDF and more, as well as the usual hospitality [...]

Our next talk The Battle of Towton 1461

Our next meeting will be on Monday 1st August. Popular speaker and local historian Chris Murphy will be our guest and his topic will be the “Battle of Towton”. Its has been a few years since we have had a talk on the detail of our battle and we are looking forward to another great [...]

TBS Open Evening, come along and see what we do and our work in the community

Have you ever wondered what we do ? Our work on the Battlefield, talks, research, Archery and Living History. Perhaps you would like to learn more about the actual Battle ? WE are going to have a open day on Monday July the 4th at Saxton village hall, 7:30pm. All are welcome and it is [...]

Grant for Old London Road Dig and Renovation

Cllr Graham Webb let us know on behalf of Towton Parish Council that the application for a Heritage Lottery grant has been successful and they are able to go ahead with the work on Old London Rd. Graham says: “I am delighted to confirm that the Heritage Lottery Fund has decided to give Towton Parish [...]

TBS Research. Who was there, what did they wear, what did they say ?

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 [...]