New speaker for the 7th November found

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”

TBS on Facebook

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 TBS invest to maintain the Towton Trial Boards and keep our heritage alive.

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 [...]

CANCELLED: Tim Sutherland, Archaeologist. Monday 7th November.

We apologise for any disappointment, but due to unforeseen circumstances Tim has had to cancel his talk. The Committee is looking to arrange a replacement speaker. Watch this space !

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.com

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 [...]