One of the stated aims of Towton Battlefield Society is to work with the community and promote education in medieval history to the general public, particularly in relation to the Battle of Towton. There is rarely a week that goes by when we are not involved in one of these enterprises.
We have worked with the local landowners to preserve the integrity of the battlefield and with their kind consent and funding, have marked out a circular route so that the public can now enjoy uninterrupted views, when they walk the permissive paths. The landscape has hardly changed since medieval times and with the new interpretation boards and vantage points, it is possible to walk the battlefield all year round and see how the events of the day unfolded.
We give talks to local historical societies, schools and anyone else that’s interested in this period. Several of our members are published authors and are extremely knowledgeable about the battle and medieval history in general.
Our re-enactors, the Frei Compagnie, attend village fetes and other events to promote understanding of medieval life.
We attend church services to commemorate those that fell at Towton so that their memory is always with us.
We have a lively Members Society that meets in Saxton Village Hall, on the first
Monday of every month. You do not have to be a member if you want to attend. Everyone is made to feel welcome.
We give guided walks of the battlefield to individuals or groups. Our volunteer members are generally available for this service, either mid-week or weekends.
If you want to arrange a talk or visit, then please contact Graham Darbyshire on 01977 683825
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