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July 2019 meeting
July 2019 meeting
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 Calendar 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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A A Gill, Patron, remembered

As many of you may already know, acclaimed restaurant critic and columnist A A Gill recently past away shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Adrian came to Towton for a full day in July 2008 to research an article later to make the front cover the Sunday Times on Sunday  August edition. It is a [...]

TBS on Facebook

Our website is great for research and keeping up with official notices, but for those who enjoy a like minded community we have a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Towton-Battlefield-Society-174158255993807/

The TBS invest to maintain the Towton Trial Boards and keep our heritage alive.

The Towton Trail has now been in place for over five years and it has become an important national heritage and community asset . Recent estimates indicate that over 16,000 people use the access, the paths and view the boards each year and the pathway has become a significant tourist attraction in the area. As [...]

Grant for Old London Road Dig and Renovation

Cllr Graham Webb let us know on behalf of Towton Parish Council that the application for a Heritage Lottery grant has been successful and they are able to go ahead with the work on Old London Rd. Graham says: “I am delighted to confirm that the Heritage Lottery Fund has decided to give Towton Parish [...]

TBS Research. Who was there, what did they wear, what did they say ?

The Towton Battlefield Society wishes to promote study and research for this period.  Whilst many of our members have conducted extensive studies, there is always new information to be uncovered.  On our website we have documents which been collated over the years, and in line with our aims to encourage learning and interest, these documents [...]

Towton in the Shakespeare Short Film Festival

In December 2015 we were involved with the national project led by Shakespeare’s Globe theatre to produce and film the all plays of Shakespeare on location featuring the leading actors of the day. These short films are going to be shown along the South Bank in London over this weekend the 23/24th April. Our film, [...]