The Richard III Society functions at a local level, both within the United Kingdom and in other parts of the world, through its regionally organised Branches and Groups. Each Branch or Group within the Society has its own annual programme of events. Many of these are open to non-members of the Society. Such local events provide an excellent introduction to the Society and its activities for those who may be thinking of joining. Branches and Groups are also delighted to welcome visitors on a one-off basis to specific events and activities which may interest them. For any query regarding Branches or Groups please contact the Branches and Groups Liaison Officer, Jacqui Emerson.
On a local level (and nationally or regionally overseas) branches and groups have been established and are open to members to join as desired. There are over twenty in the UK and there are branches in America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Recently the Continental Group has been reformed. The activities usually combine a programme of meetings and talks and, in the UK and Europe, visits to Ricardian sites.
Here is a list of the branches, groups and overseas associated branches. If you would like to learn more about an individual branch or group please click on the name to view their profile. Clicking any links in the branch/group description will open the respective site(s) in a new window or tab.
|UK Branches and Groups||Overseas Branches|
|Beds & Bucks||America, with regional chapters|
|Devon & Cornwall||New South Wales (inc. Queensland), Australia|
|Great Manchester||Western Australia|
|Hull & District|
|London & Home Counties||Ireland|
|Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire|
|Penrith & North Lakes|
|Stafford & District|
The American Branch was founded in 1961, and American Branch membership is close to 320.
The Group was first started in 1982 and currently has about 35 members. Despite our name we are open to all and members regularly attend our meetings from North Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire as well as Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire. We meet monthly, usually on the third Saturday of every month—except August and December—and we have an annual subscription of £3.50. Each year we try to have a mixture of talks and visits either directly relating to Richard III or to the late medieval period. Talks and discussions are held at members' houses.
15 July: Sizzling Summer BBQ hosted by Elizabeth Barker at The Manor Farm Harrold.
19 October: Visit to Leicester.
9 November: AGM.
14 December: Christmas lunch at the Chequered Skipper at Aston, followed by the Carol service at Fotheringhay.
Secretary: Jeanette Melbourne.
Bristol Group meetings take place on the third Friday of each month at 7.30pm and are in members' homes in the Bristol/Chippenham/Swindon area. Refreshments are provided at all sessions! Meetings can be in the form of talks given by members or guest speakers or discussions/short papers with several members contributing.
Secretary: Keith Stenner.
The Canadian Branch, founded in 1966, has over 60 members across the country. Despite the geographical distances between us, members stay in touch through the newsletters and via e-mail. Toronto-area members host meetings in their homes on the second Sunday of each month, from September to June. It's an occasion for us to meet and share our common interests, present and discuss research papers, and plan Society activities. On or near the date of King Richard's birthday (October 2), we hold our Annual General Meeting and Medieval Banquet in Toronto. In June we celebrate the founding of our branch with a potluck picnic. Canadian branch members also receive our newsletter, the RIII, three times a year, and have access to the Buyers Library containing over 200 items, including books, papers, audio and video tapes and DVDs.
Secretary: Sheilah O'Connor.
The Croydon Group was founded in the 1980s by Roy and Shirley Linsell. We met regularly at their home until they retired to Seaford in Sussex. We try to meet from time to time and also participate in the London Branch activities. Our membership is small but we focus on keeping in contact. Anyone who lives south of Croydon is welcome to join us.
Secretary: Denise Price.
The Devon and Cornwall Branch was founded in 1979. All meetings are held at The University of Plymouth, which is situated in the city centre. Our meetings are friendly and open to all members. The meetings run from Noon until approximately 3pm.
9 March Guns & Roses: A talk by Tomas Eriksson on the use of black powder ordinance and how it was employed by both Yorkist and Lancastrian forces during the Wars of the Roses.
11 May : Branch members research on Richard III's visit to the West Country in 1483. We will meet to pool information. With a view to possibly offering a short talk to external interested parties.
13 July: Dr Lynda Pidgeon (The Society's Research Officer) will give an illustrated talk on Medieval Gardens.
12 October: Annual General Meeting.
Secretary: Maggie Heath.
The Dorset Group was founded by our late President Patrick Bacon in the early 1980s. We are a small, friendly and enthusiastic group meeting in each others homes bi-monthly at 2pm on Saturday afternoons. February, April, June and August meetings have a volunteer speaker from our own Group and October (Richard's Birthday) and December (Christmas) meetings are socials with everyone bringing food and/or drink, medieval if possible. Meetings are held in Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Broadstone, and Blandford. We also have several visits each year to places of Ricardian or Medieval interest. In addition to this we often support other events especially those arranged by the Richard III Society and locally those arranged by the National Trust especially at Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy. Members from our neighbouring counties of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset are most welcome to join us but will require their own transport.
Secretary: Babs Creamer.
We have a friendly and active membership who participate in monthly meetings, visits, social events and talks. Branch meetings are held at 2.30pm on the first Saturday of each month and are generally held in the Cheltenham/Gloucester/Tewkesbury area. Bristol Group meetings take place on the third Friday of each month at 7.30pm and are in members' homes in the Bristol/Chippenham/Swindon area. Refreshments are provided at all sessions! Meetings can be in the form of talks given by members or guest speakers or discussions/short papers with several members contributing. We hope to provide something for everyone, whether you wish to sit back and listen or actively join in.
1 June: 'Richard's friends'. A case study among the northern gentry - The Pilkingtons & Harringtons. A talk by Dr David Hipshon.
14 July: 'Tewkesbury medieval festival'. We will be promoting the Richard III Society and the Gloucester Branch by retaining a display area, in conjunction with the Worcestershire Branch, in the Main Marquee. The Worcestershire Branch will operate on Saturday 13 July (to be confirmed).
3 August: 'Medieval Ross-on-Wye'. Mary Sinclair Russell will discuss the history, buildings and people using photographs, maps and illustrations. We will, in conjunction with this talk, be arranging a conducted walk around Ross-on-Wye led by Mary.
7 Sept: Tim Porter study day 'The arts and crafts of 15th century England'. This will be whole day event. Full details will be available later.
12 Oct: Branch AGM & short talk or discussion. Topics to be finalised later.
2 Nov: 'The medieval towns of Gloucestershire'. Illustrated talk by Nicholas Herbert.
7 Dec: 'Christmas gathering'. Festive food and drink by way of an informal introduction to the Christmas season. Venue to be advised.
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Secretary: Angela Iliff.
The Branch was founded in 1975 and covers the areas of Greater Manchester, South Lancashire and the Cheshire/Derbyshire border. Between October and March meetings are held on the first Sunday afternoon of each month from 2pm. Between April and September meetings are held on the first Wednesday evening of each month from 8pm. The meetings are friendly and informal and light refreshments are always provided. Our aim is to produce a varied programme of Ricardian and medieval related topics and include the occasional quiz. Many of our talks are provided by Branch members and whenever possible we invite guest speakers. We also arrange visits to places of historic interest. We produce an annual Branch journal, Semper Fidelis, and our monthly e-mail newsletter, Boaring News, helps to keep members up to date with Branch meetings and activities.
Secretary: Helen Ashburn.
Secretary: Terence O'Brien.
The Ireland Group was established on September 28th 2013 at an inaugural meeting in Dublin, and the Group is formulating plans for activities and events for the future. As well as promoting the general aims of the Society, the Group is also interested in exploring the many connections and linkages between Ireland and its sister island during the period of the 'Wars of the Roses'. We are actively seeking new members and are also interested in establishing contact with academics, historians and local history societies in Ireland who have an interest in the late medieval period or have knowledge and information about events in Ireland connected to the Yorkist/Lancastrian conflict.
Contact: David Lee.
We meet at 7pm on the third Thursday in the month at the Adult Education College, Wellington Street, Leicester. We have a programme of speakers and visit places of historical interest. A monthly newsletter is produced to keep our members up to date with any exhibitions or events of historical interest in our area and beyond. The annual branch subscription is £10. All are welcome.
7 September: 'Guided Walk of Warwick' – Richard Smith will take us on a walk around Warwick. Details to follow.
19 September: 'Flodden Field' – a talk by Richard Smith. On September 9th 1513 an English army commanded by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey defeated the forces of James IV of Scotland. Twenty eight years earlier Thomas Howard had been wounded and his father killed, fighting for Richard III at Bosworth. Thomas Howard was finally restored to the title of Duke of Norfolk after his victory over the Scots..
17 October: 'Richard III's Leicester' – Widow Jennyt Grooby (Alison Coates) will take us on a virtual walk through Leicester in the 1480's. Parking restrictions are nothing new. Horses and carts had to park properly in the 1480's, just as motor vehicles do today..
21 November: 'Loyalty in me lieth' – Francis Lovel and Richard III were both ruthless men; or were they 'men of their time', driven by circumstances beyond their control? Richard Hogg will talk about his thoughts on Francis Lovel with readings from his recently published book..
19 December: 'A Meal at Taste Restaurant' – A four course meal, including coffee is booked for 7pm at 'Taste', Leicester College, Freemans Park Campus, Aylestone Road, Leicester. LE2 7LW. The food is prepared, cooked, and served by the students, who are keen to impress. We know from our visit last year that it is an excellent experience. If you wish to attend please let me know by the October meeting with full payment. Menus and prices to follow. (Last year it was £17.75)..
No meetings will be held in January and February 2014.
Secretary: Sally Henshaw.
We meet in Grantham, at 8pm on the last Saturday of every month. There are also occasions for banquets, visits, social evenings and charity events, so we certainly keep busy. The format of the meetings varies, including talks by visiting speakers, discussions and debates, a photographic competition, and slide shows of interesting places that members have visited.
Secretary: Jean Townsend.
The London and Home Counties Branch of the Richard III Society is not the oldest, but one of the older branches in the UK, having been founded in 1971, in part to bring together Society members in the wider London area. It is the largest UK branch with well over a hundred members. Because of its size, and the expected attendance at meetings of thirty plus, it requires to meet in formal accommodation, and meets in central London, having in the past used accommodation at Church House, Westminster, the Art Workers Guild, Holborn, the Institute for Historical Research in Bloomsbury, and, currently, alternative premises in Senate House, University of London.
The branch provides a regular programme throughout the year, from autumn through to early summer, including lectures and events, the latter including theatre and exhibition visits. We try to attend productions of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' in the London area, most recently the Kevin Spacey / Sam Mendes production at the Old Vic, and in the past, productions featuring Sir Antony Sher, John Wood, Sir Ian McKellen, etc. Recent exhibition visits have included 'Treasures of Heaven' at the British Museum, and 'Devotion by Design: Italian altarpieces before 1500' at the National Gallery. The lecture programme tries to extend invitations to speakers before they become famous: thus we have hosted Antony Sher [when he played Richard III, and before he was knighted ..], Gustav Milne [before he became a TV personality], Terry Hands – when already notable as a director, and when directing 'Richard III'. The programme seeks to cover all aspects of Ricardian, late medieval and medieval history and life, including arms and armour, battles, medieval housewifery, costume, cookery and food, dance and entertainment, building, religious foundations, etc., etc. Current and forthcoming lecturers include Dr Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, and authors Lisa Hilton and Helen Castor. Information about Branch events is communicated to members by a twice yearly Newsletter, in association with an email mailing list. The Branch subscription is £5.00 per annum, and meetings – venue and speaker fees – are funded, in part, by contribution by attending members. Society members, who are not members of the Branch, but may be in London coinciding with a Branch event, and non-members of the Society, are welcome to attend as guests of the Branch.
9 February: "The Search for Richard III" - a talk by Dr John Ashdown-Hill, 2:30pm in Room 349..
16 March: AGM followed by lecture 'The Explosive History of Gundpowder - Part 2' presented by Rosemary Waxman in the Bedford Room [G37]. Check Branch newsletter for exact time..
Secretary: Elizabeth Nokes.
The Branch meets for five general meetings during the year, plus the Annual General Meeting. The meetings are held at The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney at 2pm, unless otherwise indicated. Talks at these meetings include guest speakers on a variety of subjects but members are encouraged to do their own research for talks and to contribute to discussions. Afternoon tea is provided at meetings and there is also a sales table and a raffle to swell Branch funds. The main event of our year is the service to commemorate Richard's death at the Battle of Bosworth. Social events include lunch gatherings to celebrate Richard's coronation and birthday, and we regularly attend informative lectures provided by societies such as Heraldry Australia . Every other year we send representatives to the Australasian Richard III Society Branches Conventions and in the intervening years we hold a one-day conference to benefit members unable to attend the conventions interstate. We choose to meet in the daytime because our members come from such a wide area and travel long distances. Naturally many prefer to get home the same day - and preferably before midnight!
Secretary: Rachel Allerton.
The NZ Branch of the Richard III Society was formed in January 1986 and currently enjoys a total membership of around 40, comprising full and associate members. We draw on the whole of NZ for our membership but with over 70% living in the lower North Island we are able to hold well-attended monthly meetings alternating between Lower Hutt and Levin. We usually have a speaker (often a member) or sometimes a group activity such as a quiz on things Ricardian or Medieval in nature. The NZ Branch hosted the Australasian Convention in April 2007.
Secretary: Rob Smith.
The Norfolk Branch of the Richard III Society has recently celebrated its Silver Jubilee. The Branch meets once a month at The Assembly House Norwich on a date decided by the Secretary. A full programme is issued once a year and covers the whole of the following year. An annual subscription of £10 per year is charged, a newsletter entitled 'The Norfolk Ricardian' is published 2 or 3 times a year. The Branch hosts a Study day every November which has 3 or sometimes 4 speakers, all experts in their field. An entrance fee of £3 is charged for every meeting, the Study Day is priced at £24 (costs are reveiwed each year) which includes 4 lectures and 2 lots of refreshments. Contact the Secretary for further details.
15 June: How Psychology can add value to history: psychological profiling and Richard III by Prof. Mark Lansdale University of Leicester.
22 June: The Ascent of the Tudors & What Really happened at Bosworth? By Chris Skidmore M.P. Admission £8. (Organised by Battlefields Trust)
7 Sept: • Talking Heads: facial reconstruction in Archaeology, and • Death, Diet and Disease: the evidence from Archaeology. A presentation by Dr A Ogden, Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford. Admission £6.
9 Nov: The Sun in Splendour. A study day on Edward IV in Peace and War. Admission £24
14 Dec: Fatal Rivalry. Henry VIII, James IV and the battle for Renaissance Britain, by George Goodwin. Admission £5
All meetings are held at the Assembly House Norwich, begin at 14:30 and cost £3 unless otherwise stated.
Secretary: Annmarie Hayek.
The Group covers Northumberland, the former Tyne & Wear and those northern parts of County Durham with easy access to Tyneside. Formed in 1983, we are a small but friendly group who enjoy discussions, visits and social events. Meetings are held in members' own homes on a rolling basis to enable everyone to play the host. We meet monthly, in the evenings, but the day varies to accommodate as many members as possible. We do not see ourselves as great academics but we enjoy a lively fascination for all things Ricardian, and history in general.
Secretary: Julia McLaren
The North Mercia Group, one of the newest Groups of The Society, was formed in March 2010. Members live in South Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Shropshire and East Flintshire, but we also have 'Long-Distance' members from Australia, Austria, Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Devon, Hampshire and Yorkshire. So anyone is welcome to join us, from within our area or beyond and will be kept informed of Group events through the group programme, our newsletter, 'The Mercian Messenger', e-mail and our website, soon to be completely renovated. 'Long-Distance' members may like to become 'e-mail friends' with anyone in the Group.
We are a friendly, 'Happy Band of Ricardians', not seriously academic, but with an enthusiasm for all things Ricardian and a dedication to prove that Richard III is thriving in the North-West, since in the 15th C all the lands surrounding us were owned by the treacherous 'Stanleys'! We meet on the first or second Saturday of every month, apart from January, in the homes of three of our members and also at the Crown Hotel, Nantwich, where we partake of lunch and then have a free room upstairs - a very satisfactory arrangement for one and all. Meetings take various forms - discussions of books or articles of Ricardian interest, talks from visiting speakers and our own members - purely voluntary, social events, picnics, and outings to places of Ricardian and Medieval interest within our area or further afield.
Secretary: Marion Moulton.
We were founded locally in 1986 and our members range across a wide assortment of ages, occupations and interests. We try to provide a variety of activities including talks given by guest speakers on all aspects of Richard's life and times, discussions, group visits and the annual quiz - all on the Ricardian and medieval theme. We are fortunate in that many interesting places are so near at hand: Nottingham, Leicester, East Stoke and Bosworth as well as many fine local churches and monuments. We run also visits further afield, open to family and friends; we have been to Oxford, York, Gloucestershire, Chester, Tewkesbury, Stratford and the Globe Theatre to name but a few.
Secretary: Anne Ayres.
The Penrith and North Lakes Group is small - ten members - but nevertheless we have interesting and stimulating meetings. We do our own research and presentations; afterwards there is always a lively question-and-answer session and discussion. We do not meet during the winter in view of possible bad weather and road conditions. In summer we have outings planned by ourselves - to places of historic interest connected with Richard if possible, and usually medieval. These outings are very popular. As we are a small group, the dates of meetings are usually arranged only a month ahead to everyone's convenience, and are held in our own homes, which provides a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Secretary: Marjorie Smith.
The Scottish Branch provides a yearly calendar of events for all those living north of the border and aims to utilize not only our own historical talent but also that of the UK. If you have an interest in Richard III, the Wars of the Roses, and/or medieval history and happen to live in Scotland then this is the place for you. With a membership of all ages and abilities (from a retired Professor of Medieval History to a single mother of two) we are a most relaxed and sociable group whose simple aim is to promote and further the knowledge of this most misunderstood of kings and the times in which he lived in a convivial and stimulating atmosphere.
Secretary: Philippa Langley.
We have been an enthusiastic group since 1983. Currently, we meet at 1.30pm on the first Saturday of each month except January, when we are in recess. Most meetings take the form of talks and discussions, with the odd video viewing and an annual quiz meeting. We also have a medieval dinner (medieval dress optional), usually doing the cooking ourselves. We have an extensive library of books, both reference and fiction, and audio and video tapes, with Richard III and the 15th century as a focus. All these are available for members to borrow, free of charge.
Secretary: Sue Walladge.
The main focus of this group is to share the pleasure of learning and exploring all aspects relevant to the life and times of Richard III. We welcome as members Ricardians who live in the area - and those who don't. There is no fee for membership of the Group.
A core group live in the Staffordshire area and we hold monthly meetings for discussions, talks and presentations. We also arrange occasional outings to places of interest, one of which, each year, will be chosen to be as accessible as possible to our more distant members.
We are also active as an on-line entity. We are exploiting modern communications to ensure that on-line membership is full and active membership and we particularly welcome those who are unable to get to physical meetings. We have, in addition to our website, a members only Yahoo group, where we hold discussions; help each other with queries; where we can share our individual work with others and also embark upon joint projects. The agenda and minutes of the monthly meetings are sent in advance to all members, so that the comments and ideas of those not physically present are included in the meetings. Attention is paid to co-ordinating both the terrestrial and the on-line elements, so that we are indeed one group, with different modes of activity. Our programme of activities and more, can be found on our website.
Secretary: Penelope Lawton.
The Richard III Society Sussex Group meets in Brighton on the third Thursday of alternate months, starting in January. As a small group we normally avail ourselves of a member's house, although hire of a meeting hall would be arranged if necessary. The year's programme varies, with talks given by members or by invited speakers. We might show a DVD followed by discussion or consider items in the Ricardian or the Ricardian Bulletin that have particularly interested members. The range of subject matter is quite wide, in the overall context of fifteenth century European history and bearing in mind the variable extent of members' existing historical knowledge. If you are already interested in the fifteenth century and King Richard III, or enjoy general history and would like to take a closer look at this period, you will be very welcome to join us. Details of meetings, venues and so on can be obtained from:
Secretary: Liz Robinson.
The Thames Valley Branch meets each month on Saturdays or Sundays for either an outing or in-house meeting. The latter is usually held at Langley during the colder months whilst outings are arranged for the warmer weather. There is usually at least one external guest speaker each year, and others are drawn from our own members and from the wider Society. Outings include a summer weekend away, which in 2013 will be in Tewkesbury, and which in the past have been based in Ludlow, Middleham, Bury St Edmunds, Lincoln, and Sandwich, as well as one day outings visiting the wealth of local historical sites or exhibitions in London. Any member of the Society is welcome to join the Branch and their participation can be at their own pace. Annual subscription is currently £5.
Secretary: Diana Lee.
The Victoria Branch holds seven meetings during the year, at which talks are given on matters of historical interest associated with Richard III, his life and times. Open discussion is always a feature of the meetings, which end with a supper provided by the members. A Branch Newsletter is published and sent to members before each meeting.
Secretary: Hazel Hajdu.
The first ever meeting of the Western Australian Group was held at the Parmelia Hotel on Saturday the 1 March 1986, and was attended by 8 people. The group was accorded branch status in 1988. The Branch now has approximately 20 members, and meets on the fourth Saturday of each month (excluding December) at the Belmont Sports and Recreation Centre, corner of Abernethy Road and Keane Street, Cloverdale.
Secretary: Louise Carson.
The West Surrey group was founded in 2000, and since that time we have grown to over 25 members, who live in Surrey and the surrounding counties, including Berkshire and south London.
We hold meetings every month, usually in the afternoons of the 2nd Saturday of the month, either in a member's house, or an alternative meeting room in the Guildford/Farnham area. In the darker months, we invite speakers to come and talk to us on a wide range subjects, covering Ricardian interests or 15th century England, while in the lighter months, we arrange visits to local historical and Ricardian sites, as well as a weekend away to visit Ricardian sites elsewhere in England. Our subscription is currently £10.00.
We look forward to hearing from new members in our area.
Secretary: Rollo Crookshank.
The Worcestershire Branch started in 1986, became a branch in 1990, and celebrated our Silver Jubilee in 2011. We meet once a month on Saturday afternoons, indoors in village halls for talks, raffles and refreshments in winter and outdoors for visits in summer. Recent meetings include Bosworth and Stokesay Castle, and a talk by George Goodwin, author of Fatal Colours. We have a stall at the re-enactment of the battle of Tewkesbury in July. Our magazine 'Dickon Independent' is published quarterly. We have a branch library and a web site at our website.
9 February: A talk on The Stanley Influence at St Leonard's Church Hall, Beoley.
9 March: A talk on Medieval Magnates: A study of the Percies at Upton Snodsbury Village Hall.
13 April: AGM at St Leonard's Church Hall, Beoley.
8 June: Outing and picnic at Lower Brockhampton Hall, Worcestershire.
13-14 July: Tewkesbury Battle Re-enactment and Medieval Fair. We shall have our stall on the Saturday.
10 August: Evening walk around Pershore.
14 September: Heritage Day in Temple Balsall.
12 October: To be arranged.
9 November: A talk on Tedstone Wafre and the Mortimer Connection at Lansdowne Church Hall, Malvern.
14 December: Christmas Party at Upton Snodsbury Village Hall.
Secretary: Pam Benstead.
The Yorkshire Branch is the oldest Branch of the Richard III Society, and was formed in late 1960 at the time of the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield. Our Branch magazine, 'Blanc Sanglier' has been running since the mid-1960s, and all Society members are cordially invited to subscribe: there are three issues a year (December, April and August) together with a Newsletter. Current rates are: UK subscribers £10.00, Joint membership £12.00, Europe £8.50, rest of world £13, all inclusive of postage. The three Newsletters alone are available for £5.00. Contact our Secretary Pauline Harrison Pogmore at our new website, if you would like to become a subscriber
24 March: Battle of Towton Commemoration at Towton Hall, 10am to 4pm.
27 April: The Arthur Cockerill Spring Lecture, Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, York at 2pm. The lecture will be "Arms and Armour in the Wars of the Roses Period", and will be presented by a representative from the Royal Armouries staff..
15 June: Yorkshire Branch Study Day. Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, York 10am to 5pm. Talks will include "The Black Death in York", "Witchcraft", "The Longbow", "The Earl of Warwick", and "Prominent Women 1100-1500". Full details will be available early in 2013..
25 August: Coverham Abbey and the Commemoration of the Battle of Bosworth. After a private visit to Coverham Abbey, the Branch will visit Middleham Church for the Annual Commemoration of King Richard's death at the Battle of Bosworth. Full details from the secretary early in 2013..
7 September: Yorkshire Branch AGM, Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, York, 1.30pm.
30 December: Commemoration of the Battle of Wakefield.
Secretary: Pauline Harrison Pogmore.