Events

Tewkesbury Abbey

Presenting, Preserving and Researching Battlefields, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th May 2024

The Tewkesbury Battlefield Society (TBS), in partnership with the Battlefields Trust, is pleased to announce that its long delayed conference has been scheduled for Saturday 4 May 2024, falling on the 553rd anniversary of the Battle.

The conference will take place in the Watson Hall in Barton Street in the heart of Tewkesbury between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm and will be followed by a guided battlefield tour on Sunday 5 May 2024 for all those wishing to stay over.

The theme of the Conference will be ‘Presenting, Preserving and Researching Battlefields – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’. the programme of speakers (subject to last minute change owing to circumstances beyond our control) is as follows: 

09:30–10:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00–10:15 - Welcome and introduction  - TBS and Prof Anne Curry

10:15–11:15 - The evolution of the Society and Medieval Festival - TBS

11:15 –12:15 - Refighting battles in miniature (including intro to demonstration game) - Cranwell Wargamers

12:15–13:15 - Lunch - to be purchased locally

13:15–14:15 - Creating images of Wars of the Roses battles - Graham Turner

14:15–15:15 - Battlefield archaeology - Dr Glenn Foard

15:15–15:30 - Tea and coffee break

15:30–16:30  - Battlefield resources and threats - (Simon Marsh - Battlefields Trust Research and Battlefield Threats Coordinator)

To keep ticket prices low, The Battlefield Society is not providing catering other than tea and coffee, but there is a wealth of food outlets close to the Hall and attendees are also welcome to bring their own lunch. The Watson Hall bar will also be open over the lunch period. Tickets for the Saturday event are available at £15, and those for the Sunday walk, including transport to Tredington and tea and coffee midway, will cost a further £15.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative, engaging and, above all, enjoyable event.

Bookings are available now through the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society website at https://www.tewkesbury.org.uk/conference-2024 or by post to PO Box 147, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 9AP, enclosing a cheque payable to the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society.

Information about the Watson Hall can be found here: https://tewkesburytowncouncil.gov.uk/galleries/watson-hall/

 
 

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