The Jorvik Medieval Festival, August.

With many events for all members of the family from budding young knights to sages in Medieval history, including A talk by our own Helen Cox on Magna Carter. See the following press release. “27 venues, an army of experts, re-enactors and interpreters and nearly 1000 years of history will feature in this year’s blockbuster [...]

Yorkshire Day

Saturday 1st August is Yorkshire Day and our annual celebrations will be taking place at the Crooked Billet Saxton, beginning at noon. It will feature Living History displays by the Frei Compagnie, tours of the church at Lead, have a go archery, a children’s entertainer, hog roast, bouncy castle (not for the re-enactors !) much [...]

Killed the Boar, Shaved his Head; the Violent Death of Richard III

Our next meeting will be held At Saxton village Hall, on Monday 3th August when our guest speaker will be the popular speaker Bob Woosnam-Savage from the Royal Armouries who will be delivering a presentation entitled “Killed the Boar, Shaved his Head; the Violent Death of Richard III” . This will be an evening not [...]

Additional Battlefield walks for August

We are glad to announce two more dates for our popular walks, on August the 16th and 23rd. Please see our Walks page (on the Events menu) for the usuall arrangements. Please note that starting from August there will be a charge of £3 per head.

3 Para to the Falklands! With Graham Colbeck.

Monday 6th July at Saxton Village Hall, 7:30 pm – With 3 PARA to the Falklands -Graham Colbeck, an eye witness account of the Battle for Mount Longdon and Port Stanley.

Talk on the Battle of Wakefield at Hazelwood Castle.

On Tuesday 16th of June author Helen Cox will present a talk on the Battle of Wakefield 1460. The presentation will be at Hazelwood Castle, Paradise Lane, Hazelwood LS24 9NJ (near Tadcaster). Doors open 18:30, presentation at 19:00. Tickets £3 in advanced, £5 on the door. Please ring Hazelwood Castle on 01937 535353 and ask [...]

Heraldry Workshops by Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor, well known in the Society for his Colligraphy and Heraldric Art is running workshops on the subject at our meeting rooms at the Rockingham Arms, Towton. If you would like to learn the art, each workshop will last about 2 hours and can be taken as a set or individually. All welcome, non [...]

Towton Battlefield Walks: 100% on Tripadvisor !

Yes our battlefield has a mention on Tripadvisor, with 21 of 29 reviewers giving the walks a rating of excellent. Our free guided walks usually take place twice a month, starting and finishing at the other great attraction in Towton, the Rockingham Arms pub. Please look under “Events” on this website for dates and times. [...]

Next Meeting: The Craft of Basket Weaving

Our next meeting will be on Monday 1st June 19:30, at Saxton village hall as usuall. The Craft of Basket Weaving- a demonstration by Leilah Vyner of Dragon Willow. Learn about weaving wood and its many uses, there’s more than you can put in a basket !