Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September www.heritageopendays.org.uk
* An exhibition of Pictures of Saxton by local people is being held in All Saints’ Church Saxton on Saturday 10th September 10- 4 and Sunday 11th September 12-4. Volunteers will also be on hand to explain the history of this beautiful Church that stood alongside the bloodiest battle on English soil. The Battle of Towton Moor 1461 was crucial in the history of this country and some of the combatants are buried in this churchyard. There will be an exhibition on the Sunday by the Towton Battlefield Society tapestry group who are making a representation of the battle in Bayeux stitch tapestry. The event is free.
* Residents of Saxton have been raiding their attics, digging out their photograph albums, taking pictures off the wall, printing their digital photographs, painting, researching history and writing poetry to provide the exhibits which will reflect life in Saxton now and over time. “We think some of it will be a great surprise –it has been to us” said Jan and Dawn the organising team
* Saxton is 4 miles south of Tadcaster and 3 1/2 miles north of Sherburn in Elmet. The Church is in the centre of the village. Refreshments will be available at All Saints’ Church, Sherburn in Elmet which is also open as part of Heritage Open Days.
* All are welcome. Opening hours are 10 to 4 on Saturday 10th September and 12 to 4 on Sunday 11th September. This is an Heritage Open Days event.
* Heritage Open Days is the largest heritage festival in the country; in 2015, over 4,800 events welcomed around three million visitors across England. Heritage Open Days operates as part of the National Trust with funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Every single Heritage Open Days event is free, including access to many sites that usually charge for admission. For details and opening times, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk .
* Loyd Grossman, Patron of Heritage Open Days, said: