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.

TBS Events and Meetings announced for 2018

Please see our events page (from the tab at the top of this page) to see our events and meetings for 2018. Thankyou

Frie Company invited to The Royal Armouries by the KDF

On the weekend of October the 7th and 8th the Frie Company have been invited to exhibit at the KDF medieval martial arts seminar – JRL17, held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. The seminars will be held on the upper floors and the Frie company will be exhibiting medieval life, armour and weaponry on the [...]

Our next speaker will be Battlefield Archaeologist Tim Sutherland

On Monday 2nd of October our speaker will be a TBS favourite – Tim Sutherland. Tim, now based at York University, has run the Towton Archaeological project for many years and has spearheaded the recent research. He is currently working on the popular TV Series Medieval Dead so it’s set to be a entertaining and [...]

The Battlefields Trust one day ‘Battlefields in Yorkshire’ Conference

The Battlefields Trust are holding a one day ‘Battlefields in Yorkshire’ Conference at the York Army Museum (in York) on Sunday November 19th. Booking is now open. Please go to the link Battlefields in Yorkshire

Our next talk on the 4th of September “From Wakefield to Towton”

On Monday 4th of September Helen Cox will give a talk on the history surrounding the battle of Wakefield and Towton. Helen is a TBS member, author of many books and popular speaker with us, so a informative and entertaining evening is expected. Meeting is as usual at Saxton Village Hall at 7:30. Non members [...]

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 [...]