New Visitors Information Centre building at the Crooked Billet

For a number of years we have had a Portacabin at the Crooked Billet Saxton, which has been used as a Information Centre for visitors (the “VIC”). This allowed us to display materials and show the history of the battlefield. Unfortunately this old, temporary building was failing, with a leaking roof amongst other things. Having [...]

Battle of Towton Memorial Day Saturday 8th of April

Our memorial this year will be a series of free guided walks of the battlefield on the day. These will start at the barn behind the Rockingham Arms Towton (on the Old London Road). Please park at the Barn NOT the pub. Walks will begin at: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00. We will not be [...]

Role Up! Role Up! Its the History of the Circus !….Our next talk

Steve Ward, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the history of the Circus will be our guest speaker on Monday 6th March. This topic is something very different and we are hoping that it will interest members. It’s set to be a great night. As usual at Saxton Village Hall, 7:30pm. Guests welcome.

Our next talk: Creating the The Towton Tapestry, Alex Harrison and the Towton Tapestry Group

Alex  Harrison  and  the Towton  Tapestry  Group  will be  talking  to  us  about  their exciting  project,  progress  to date  and their  next  steps  ( or should  I  say  stitches!)  on Monday 6th February. As usual the venue will be Saxton village hall at 7:30. Guests welcome.

Change of date for Tadcaster Bridge Celebrations

Due to delays in the bridge works, the opening celebrations will now be on Sunday 19th of February. Please note this is a Tadcaster Town celebration. The Frie Company is attending. Neither the Frie or the TBS are involved in its organisation.

Frie Company living history at Tadcaster

In line with keeping our history alive in the community, and also having damn good fun, the Frie Company will be appearing at the celebrations on the re-opening of Tadcaster Bridge planned for January the 29th. Its almost a year since the bridge was severely damaged in the terrible floods, and now Tadcaster can rejoice [...]

New dates in 2017 for Walks, Archery and Meetings

The events calendar’s have now been updated, they can be found on the events menu at the top of the home page. Look forwards to seeing members old and new in the New Year. Happy Christmas !!  

January talk, The madness of Henry VI

Alan Stringer will launch our new year on Monday 9th January with a talk about the illness which afflicted King Henry VI and had such an impact on his ability to rule his kingdom. Alan is a regular and popular speaker and we are set a great start to 2017. As usual, Saxton village hall, [...]

A A Gill, Patron, remembered

As many of you may already know, acclaimed restaurant critic and columnist A A Gill recently past away shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Adrian came to Towton for a full day in July 2008 to research an article later to make the front cover the Sunday Times on Sunday  August edition. It is a [...]