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 [...]

Next meeting: Monday 2nd March – Spies, Songwriters and a Cyclone in Calico

Spies, Songwriters and a Cyclone in Calico- Women in the American Civil War – David Skillen, Derbyshire based Civil War expert returns to talk to the TBS. 19:30 at Saxton village hall.

Battle of Towton Commemorative Event 2015
Battle of Towton Commemorative Event 2015

This year Palm Sunday Event will be held on the 29th March 2015, Guided Battlefield Walks will commence from approximately 9.30am and are approximately 4 miles (Warm clothing and stout footwear recommended). With Craft Stalls, Falconry, Archery and Living History camp it will sure to be a good day. Admission is £3 per person under [...]

Battlefield Walks 2015

We are pleased to announce the updated list of battlefield walks for 2015. All walks begin at the Rockingham Arms in Towton at 10.30am and all are on a Sunday.  You do not have to be a member of the TBS to come along, we don’t make a charge but any donation you care to [...]


Work on the display centre at the Rockingham Arms is proceeding and we now have a small library of books for TBS members to borrow.  Please see the Display Centre page under the Battlefield Tab for more information.

Another TBS member in print!

Martin Tarpey, one of our longest serving members, active for many years and our former Chair has published a superb Childrens book. Take a look, have a read.  Well Done Martin! Jack Pepper and the Whitby Treasure is an exciting contemporary adventure story set in Whitby on the wild Yorkshire coast. Jack and his three [...]