Towton Battle show - Sunday 29th March

Come and see us (and the battle re-enactment) this Sunday. We are having a display of BOSBS. You can help as well if you want.

Tapestry- well and truly Launched

Sat 7th March was the day we finally got going with our Tapestry (embroidery).

With around 30 people coming along for the launch and take part in 2 workshops.

Chas Jones explains what is involved.
I am in no doubt that we have a group that will see this project through and produce the 'Missing Link' in the story of 1066.

Over 60 people are now involved and plans are in hand to design the storyboard and get sewing in a few months - fantastic.

Tapestry Workshop - Sat March 7th 1 - 4pm

I have booked the Cricket Pavilion (Back room) on Sat. March 7th for our first workshop. We have it all afternoon, so I suggest we aim to start at 1pm. and finish by 4pm.

This will really get the project started. Chas will be telling us everything we need to know. 
Please bring along anything relevant to share experiences etc.

Directions - Stamford Bridge Cricket Club
    Address: Low Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, York, East Riding of Yorkshire YO41 1DZ
Tea/Coffee will be provided and the bar will be open in the afternoon.

Jorvik 2015 - Events to help out with and see.

Here are the plans for Tue 17, Wed 18, Thur 19 of events in Bedern Hall York.

Chas Jones will be hosting the 3 days and has asked if we will support him in any way we can.  So go along and offer to help or just enjoy the events.

Based in Bedern Hall
For three days, the Fulford Tapestry will be on display alongside an exhibition of the archaeology from the site of the 1066 battle of Fulford. There is a lunchtime, and an afternoon talk alongside the displays each day. Entrance fee is £1.00 (half price of children). There will be a range of refreshments available to purchase from the Bedern kitchen.
Tuesday 17
Wednesday 18
Thursday 19
Fulford tapestry in main hall
Fulford tapestry in main hall
Fulford tapestry in main hall
Fulford battle display – posters and finds
Fulford battle display – posters and finds
Fulford battle display – posters and finds

Lunch talk 1 - 2

Lunchtime talk
Food technology & traditions
** Special Shrove Tuesday pancakes on sale **
Lunchtime talk
Shoe making: style and substance.
Lunchtime talk
Medieval combs: How they were made

Afternoon talk 17 - 18

What we don’t know about the battle of Fulford
What we don’t know about the battle of Stamford Bridge
What we don’t know about the battle of Hastings

There is an entrance fee of £1 payable at the door. There will be a range of medieval inspired snacks on sale throughout the day. Refreshments available all day.
The talks will last 20-30 mins leaving time for questions, to peruse the exhibition and try food from the medieval era.

Wanted – diggers, needle workers and volunteers for our projects.

Wanted – diggers, needle workers and volunteers for our projects.

We have now launched 2 MAJOR projects and would like the community and community groups to get involved.

The BIG DIG – will take place over Spring Bank holiday (May 23- 25th)
We want to dig up (with permission) a 1 meter square pit of garden/land, to try and uncover any archaeology relating to the history of Stamford Bridge area. The dig will be supervised by archaeologist Jon Kenny, who will provide expert guidance and training before we start. If you would like to offer a piece of your garden ( or other area). Please contact Tom Wyles, (01759 371638) or Chris Rock on 07572 684875  email
Please let us know if you are unable to undertake a dig yourself.

1066 Tapestry - based on the Bayeaux and Fulford tapestries, we are creating our own piece of history by telling the story of the battle of Stamford Bridge. This will be the missing link in the story of 1066 and is a major undertaking which could take several years to complete. We expect to hold a workshop/seminar in early March, run by Chas Jones (who was the inspiration and expert with the Fulford Tapestry). There is a huge amount of design and planning before we start but we will be running more workshops and practice sessions as we decide on the final start date.
To register your (or your group) interest, please contact Tom Wyles.(01759 371638) email or Chris Rock on 07572 684875 email

If you want to know more, please come along to our
Next meeting on Wed February 11th in the
Cricket Club, starting at 7.30pm