Towton in the Shakespeare Short Film Festival

In December 2015 we were involved with the national project led by Shakespeare’s Globe theatre to produce and film the all plays of Shakespeare on location featuring the leading actors of the day. These short films are going to be shown along the South Bank in London over this weekend the 23/24th April. Our film, [...]

Brassed off at our next meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 9th May at Saxton Village Hall when Neale Wiseman will be our guest speaker. He will be talking about a subject not yet covered by the TBS, Monumental Brasses between 1280 and 1350. Usual 7:30 start.

Reminder of the changes on Palm Sunday

As we move closer to Palm Sunday, just a reminder that the event will be different this year. There is NO large Palm Sunday event as in previous years, ie Medieval village, re-enactors, stalls and battle finale. This year there will be a number of guided Battlefield walking tours on Saturday 19th of March, the [...]

Please support the preservation of the Old London Road and archaeological dig

Old London Road, Towton is an ancient road which was certainly used at the time of the Battle of Towton in 1461 but some archaeologists and historians believe it may be much older, possibly even originally constructed by the Romans! It is now a Public Bridleway, used by ramblers, dog walkers, horses and riders, residents [...]

Would YOU like a talk on Towton or Medieval life around 1461 ?

The Towton Battlefield Society is a knowledgeable bunch, and a few of our members regularly give talks to groups large and small, young and old, as well as at our own meetings. If you would like to invite a speaker our Chairman, Mark Taylor would be happy to discus this with you. To contact Mark [...]

A day of Guided Walks to commemorate The Battle of Towton
A day of Guided Walks to commemorate The Battle of Towton
Folk Magic, Medicine and Superstition at the next TBS meeting

Our next talk will be something a little bit different from “regular” history. Our guest speaker will be Elain Mein who will be giving a talk on “Folk Magic, Medicine and Superstition in the Medieval Period” This will be on Monday 7th of March, 7:30 at Saxton village hall. Non members £3

Mary Queen of Scots, talk by Helen Cox

Our next talk will be given by popular speaker and historian Helen Cox on the subject of Mary Queen of Scots. It will be on Monday 1st of Febuary, 7:30 at Saxton village hall. Non members £3

AS GOOD AS IT GETS at Saxton Village Hall

Well if you love Film it probably is . The Selby Globe Community Cinimas will be coming to Saxton Village Hall to show the classic film “As good as it gets ” (15) starring Jack Nicholson. Winning – Seven academy awards including: Best actor, Best actress and Best picture, its rated one of the top [...]