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.
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.
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 [...]
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 !!
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, [...]
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 [...]
I am pleased to announce that a regular speaker Helen Cox has stepped into the breach, and will give a talk on her latest research into “The History of Funerals”
Our website is great for research and keeping up with official notices, but for those who enjoy a like minded community we have a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Towton-Battlefield-Society-174158255993807/
The Towton Trail has now been in place for over five years and it has become an important national heritage and community asset . Recent estimates indicate that over 16,000 people use the access, the paths and view the boards each year and the pathway has become a significant tourist attraction in the area. As [...]