The TBS shop re-opens with new lines and designes

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new shop at Redbubble.com. Redbubble has a wide range of products, from mugs to phone cases to T shirts to notebooks, they even do tank tops and babygrows ! (and more). You can choose your Towton logo and select which product you would like it [...]

Battle of Towton memorial day announced for 2018

This year our memorial guided battlefield walks will be held on the Saturday 24th of March, the day before Palm Sunday. Walks will start at the Barn on Old London Rd (behind the Rockingham Arms, Towton). Please come to learn about the battle and the varied work of the TBS and how to get involved, [...]

Our next talk on the 5th of March will be “The Legitimacy of King Edward IV” presented by Helen Cox

Our next meeting will be on Monday 5th March when we welcome the return of the popular speaker, Helen Cox.Helen will be delivering a presentation entitled “The Legitimacy of King Edward IV”. As usual this will be at Saxton village hall at 7:30pm. All welcome, members free, visitors £4.

The Frie Companie at Tadcaster Heritage Day, Sunday 18th February

The TBS has an affiliated Living History wing called “The Frie Companie”. They have been invited to attend a new event in Tadcaster, the Tadcaster Heritage Day. Reflecting the rich heritage of the town through the ages and building on the successful bridge reopening festivities in 2017, this hopes to be a popular addition to [...]

The TBS on Facebook and Twitter !

This website is a good place to look up information, times and dates. However if you like conversation with like minded Towton Battlefield enthusiasts or have on the fly questions you may like to visit our Facebook  and Twitter sites. Link: TBS on Facebook Link: TBS on Twitter Link: TBS Tapestry Group on Facebook

Steve Hines RIP

We were saddened to hear of the death of Steve Hines in December . Steve was an active and influential member of the TBS. He was the man responsible for the memorial to the dead of Towton which was erected at Saxton Church in 2004. He had the idea, he created the design , he [...]

Our next talk: The Battle of Edgcote 1469

Our next meeting will be on Monday 5th Feb when our guest will be Phil Steele. e will be talking about the  Battle of Edgcote 1469. All are welcome. As usual the talk  will be at Saxton Village Hall starting at 7:30. Members free, visitors £4.

Our next talk on Monday 8th Jan is “Military River Crossings through the Centuries” by Alan Stringer

Our next talk is  “Military River Crossings through the Centuries” by local historian Alan Stringer. Alan has entertained us in the past with his informative talks and we look forwards to a great evening. As usual at Saxton Village Hall,  7:30. Visitors welcome.

TBS Events and Meetings announced for 2018

Please see our events page (from the tab at the top of this page) to see our events and meetings for 2018. Thankyou

Frie Company invited to The Royal Armouries by the KDF

On the weekend of October the 7th and 8th the Frie Company have been invited to exhibit at the KDF medieval martial arts seminar – JRL17, held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. The seminars will be held on the upper floors and the Frie company will be exhibiting medieval life, armour and weaponry on the [...]

Our next speaker will be Battlefield Archaeologist Tim Sutherland

On Monday 2nd of October our speaker will be a TBS favourite – Tim Sutherland. Tim, now based at York University, has run the Towton Archaeological project for many years and has spearheaded the recent research. He is currently working on the popular TV Series Medieval Dead so it’s set to be a entertaining and [...]

The Battlefields Trust one day ‘Battlefields in Yorkshire’ Conference

The Battlefields Trust are holding a one day ‘Battlefields in Yorkshire’ Conference at the York Army Museum (in York) on Sunday November 19th. Booking is now open. Please go to the link Battlefields in Yorkshire

Our next talk on the 4th of September “From Wakefield to Towton”

On Monday 4th of September Helen Cox will give a talk on the history surrounding the battle of Wakefield and Towton. Helen is a TBS member, author of many books and popular speaker with us, so a informative and entertaining evening is expected. Meeting is as usual at Saxton Village Hall at 7:30. Non members [...]

Roger Keech, film maker. RIP

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Roger Keech. Roger, of RKP productions was a great friend of the society, maker of the promotional video with Robert Hardy, a BBC documentary on Towton and our Towton DVD. He was generous to us with many of his resources, films and images [...]

On the sad news on the death of our Patron Robert Hardy CBE

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our patron , Robert Hardy CBE . From the beginning he was the patron and great supporter of our society. He had kept close, attending our events and promoting our work. The most publicly notable being to attend our commemoration day and present [...]

Archaeological Report on the Old London Road, Towton

In 2016, Tim Sutherland as part of the Towton Battlefield Archaeology Project, with the help of volunteers from the TBS undertook an archaeological survey on a part of what is known as “The Old London Road” at Towton. What is now a bridleway on the edge of the battlefield has been in use as a [...]

Our next talk on the 7th of August, the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322.

We are pleased to announce that our next speaker will be Louise Whittaker who runs the Northern section of the Battlefields Trust. She will be presenting us with a talk on the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322. It is set to be an night of interest to many members about this local battle between rebellious Barons [...]

Celebration as Historic England extend the Registered Battlefield Boundary for Towton ! :) :)

This is the cause for celebration , after many years of campaigning, meetings , endless phone calls and hard work we have finally won a significant extension of the Battlefield boundary at Towton. This is the first time since the creation of the register that a battlefield boundary has been altered so significantly. This extension [...]

Change in Speaker for our next meeting on the 3rd of July. Now to be a guided walk “Saxton through the Ages”

Apologies to all, but speaker Keith Dowen has had a last minute change of plan and is unable to present our next meeting on the 3rd of July. However every cloud has a silver lining and on one of the longest days of the summer (hopefully nice and warm to !) Graham Derbyshire will be [...]

Our next talk: Monday 5th June – “The Sherburn Archaeological Excavations– An update from Low Street” byPaula Ware

Archaeologist Paula Ware will be updating us on the Sherburn Archaeology excavations and their very interesting discoveries. Saxton Village Hall, 7:30. Visitors welcome.

What are the Frie Company Reenactors up to ?

We have just had a very enjoyable outing at the St Georges Day Parade in Morley, and look forwards to the rest of the year. Please look what we are up to on our Facebook page, but in the meantime here are the rest of our dates for this year. Click here for facebook page [...]

Our new Visitor Information Centre is ready !

As you know we have purchased a new cabin for our “VIC” at the Crooked Billet Pub. We have had to vacate the Rockingham Arms after many happy years due to the rooms being re-used, and we used this as a opportunity to refresh our old cabin at the Crooked Billet. We are glad to [...]

Our Next Meeting: Neil Wilson will be speaking on Medieval Medicine

Our next speaker will be Neil Wilson who will be talking to us about Medieval Medicine on Monday 7th May. Neil is always a popular speaker and the subject matter always fascinates us all and will be bound to draw a large audience. As usual, the venue is Saxton Village Hall at 7:30. Non members [...]

New Visitors Information Centre building at the Crooked Billet

For a number of years we have had a cabin at the Crooked Billet Saxton, which has been used as a Information Centre for visitors (the “VIC”). This allowed us to display materials and show the history of the battlefield. Unfortunately this old, temporary building was failing, with a leaking roof amongst other things. Having [...]