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, [...]

Please support the preservation of the Old London Road and archaeological dig

Old London Road, Towton is an ancient road which was certainly used at the time of the Battle of Towton in 1461 but some archaeologists and historians believe it may be much older, possibly even originally constructed by the Romans! It is now a Public Bridleway, used by ramblers, dog walkers, horses and riders, residents [...]

Would YOU like a talk on Towton or Medieval life around 1461 ?

The Towton Battlefield Society is a knowledgeable bunch, and a few of our members regularly give talks to groups large and small, young and old, as well as at our own meetings. If you would like to invite a speaker our Chairman, Mark Taylor would be happy to discus this with you. To contact Mark [...]

AS GOOD AS IT GETS at Saxton Village Hall

Well if you love Film it probably is . The Selby Globe Community Cinimas will be coming to Saxton Village Hall to show the classic film “As good as it gets ” (15) starring Jack Nicholson. Winning – Seven academy awards including: Best actor, Best actress and Best picture, its rated one of the top [...]

Interesting Present for Christmas ?

This was brought to my attention by one of our members, a very nice scarf inspired by the hereldry of the War of the Roses. The link will be going on our links page, which contained interesting War of the Roses and Medieval sites. http://www.andiehilldesigns.com/wars-of-the-roses.html

The TBS Towton Arrow Compitition 2015

Each year members compete for the prestigious Towton Arrow. In 2015 the prize will go to the member who submits the best British Battlefield picture as voted for by members attending our Christmas meeting. The image can be related to any British Battlefield and can be sent electronically or by post. Images may be used [...]