Retirement of our Treasurer Jill Thorley

Jill has been a stalwart of the Society and our Treasurer for many years. Unfortunately Jill has recently suffered from an illness, and although she is now back on the mend she has decided to step back from official duties. This means the Treasurers post will be vacant until elections are held. Many thanks to [...]

The TBS on tour: Tewksbury and the International Medieval Congress.

Our new Chairman Chris Berendt is very keen that our profile is maintained in the world of medieval interest. So having invested in some new displays for our stand, we are going on tour to promote (awareness of) the TBS and the Battlefield at Towton. We will be having stands at the International Medieval Congress [...]

Our next talk 2nd July. The Beaufort Dynasty by Nathen Amin

On Monday 2nd of July our talk will be on the powerful and influential Beaufort family. A must for anyone interested in the War of the Rosesn. Author Nathen Amin will be a new speaker to the society and we will be sure to give him a warm welcome. Saxton Village Hall at 7:30, member [...]

And now the Legal bit. Our General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) statement

With the new Data Protection regulations coming in this May, we have to publish our statement as to what we do with your data (if we have any). This includes names, addresses, email etc. This will  also be made available as a PDF document you can download at any time: Towton Battlefield Society: Membership Privacy [...]

Our website is moving !!

We are moving web host providers during the week commencing 16th of April. Everything should appear the same, same web address, same look and the move should be seamless. But if there are any glitches I apologies in advance and will work quickly to fix them. For many years, Chris Day of the company Rethunk [...]

Welcome to our new Patron – Dr Helen Castor

We are pleased to announce that Dr Helen Castor has accepted our invitation to become the Patron of the Towton Battlefield Society. I am sure that most of you will be aware of her contribution to the understanding of the medieval period, her many books, her TV and Radio work and some may have met [...]

Monday 14th May – “Temple Newsam – Tales from the Big House” – Steve Ward

Our next talk will be on the 1000 year of history at Temple Newsam. Steve Ward is a entertaining speaker, historian and author. He will be talking on the events and people he discovered whilst researching for his new book “Tales from the Big House: Temple Newsam”. Meeting as usual at Saxton Village Hall, 7:30pm. [...]

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, [...]