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 [...]