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Public Walks on Saturday 13th April 2019

Please join us by the barn on Old London Road in Towton. We are leading four walks around the Battlefield Trail on Saturday. The first walk leaves at 10:00 and then they will be leaving on the hour, with the last walk departing at 13:00. If you are coming by car, please drive down to [...]

Visitor Information Centre….visit after a walk

The TBS have a free Visitor Information Centre at the Crooked Billet Pub near Saxton. Ideal for more information about the battlefield, the TBS and see some real life replicas of day to day items from the period. If the centre is not open the bar staff are happy to let you in on request. [...]

Lecture Meeting and Archery Shoot Calendars for 2019 Published

We are pleased to publish our 2019 Calender’s for the Palm Sunday Archers shoots and the TBS lecture series (our regular monthly meetings at Saxton village hall), please see on the Events menu above. If you have any enquires please contact our Chairman Chris Berendt at [email protected]

New Battlefield Walk Calander for 2019

Our new calander for 2019 has been published. If you would like a tour of the battlefield by one of our experienced volunteer guides please look under the Events menu at the top of this web page. Groups welcome.

Our next talk, January 7th. The Battle of Naseby 1645 by Phil Steel

A new look at Naseby 1645 – Phil Steele. Another look at Northamptonshire’s historic battlefields, this time with the focus on the decisive Civil War clash at Naseby in June 1645.   Phil will talk generally about conserving the county’s battlefields and wider national issues, before honing in on Fairfax and Cromwell’s emphatic victory, the importance [...]

Our next talk, Monday 5th November. The Spice Trade in the 15th Century

“Wealth, Status and Health –The Spice Trade in the 15th Century ”. We have had a few martial talks recently. So moving away to a more peaceful and fragrant subject Frances Perry will be giving a talk on the uses and importance of spices in 15th century society. Frances is a long standing member of [...]

PALM SUNDAY ARCHERS. NEW SHOOTING TIMES.

To help the Crooked Billet with parking at their busiest period during Sunday, we have agreed to adjust the times of the monthly shoot. The meetings will now run from 09:00 until 13:00 from the next meeting onwards

Change to our GDPR statement contact details

As Jill Thorley is no longer our secretary,  contact details have changed and are different to stated in previous blog entries. The email address is unchanged, but for post our new contact is Jo  Berendt,  Membership  Secretary. Contact Details are in the GDPR statement, which can be downloaded from the “what we do” menu at [...]

Change of speaker for our next talk

Our next talk is on Monday 1st of October. Unfortunately Joe Robey is unable to be with us, however Chris Murphy has volunteered to step into the breach. Chris will deliver a talk entitled “Did those “Who Dare” win?” Exploring the evidence for Special Forces and covert warfare during the Wars of the Roses. Chris, [...]

Our next meeting: Armour During the Wars of the Roses – Wayne Reynolds

Our next meeting on Monday 3rd  September will be -  “Armour During the Wars of the Roses” by Wayne Reynolds. Wayne is a member of the Frie Company re-enactment group. As well as an in depth knowledge of armour, Wayne has a mountain of practical experience wearing, fighting and working with such armour. We look forwards [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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.