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Warspite128 Sep 2020 6:05 a.m. PST

I took a bit longer over this…


My visit last week to Towton, including the small Towton museum in the pub car park. The diorama is made up from 10mm wargame figures.



Colonel Bogey28 Sep 2020 10:56 a.m. PST

Nice pictures – thanks for sharing!

Warspite128 Sep 2020 11:07 a.m. PST

@Colonel Bogey:
You are more than welcome.
I came away with a different impression of the battlefield than when I arrived.


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 1:48 p.m. PST

Nice pics. We were there in '85 before the trail and museum and didn't get out of the town. The weather was right although it was rain rather than snow. I was very impressed that so many people died in such a small from non mechanical means.

Warspite128 Sep 2020 2:52 p.m. PST

@ Shagnasty:
Think of it as a crowd control disaster, while wearing 60 or 70 pounds of steel armour, in the snow and freezing cold, with the muddy fields churned up and possibly ankle-deep.
Then some of them get shoved off the plateau and down towards the flooded Cock Beck.
After all of that… the arrows and edged weapons are almost a mere courtesy extra!


clifblkskull28 Sep 2020 6:19 p.m. PST


Green Tiger28 Sep 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

I live nearby and have been many times but was unaware of the exhibition – will keep am eye out next time.

Warspite129 Sep 2020 4:56 a.m. PST

Thank you both.
The museum is in the car park at the Crooked Billet but is not routinely open at the moment, due to Covid-19. I emailed and phoned ahead and arranged a strict PPE visit.

Green Tiger06 Oct 2020 5:44 a.m. PST

Ah – thanks

Warspite107 Oct 2020 3:19 a.m. PST

@Green Tiger:
Ask behind the bar at the pub, they can sell you a very useful battlefield map for £3.00 GBP There is also a map on the wall outside the pub, even if the museum is not open.

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