I’d like to echo Mike Laycock’s piece about the Crooked Billet pub just outside Saxton (Left battered by puds’ two-pronged offensive, Eating Out, December 1). Not only do they offer excellent food in generous portions for a good price, they also host the Towton Battlefield Society’s visitor information centre in the car park.

So I’d like to take the opportunity to thank them for their generous cooperation with the society and would recommend people check out both the battlefield and the pub this winter. Particularly at this time of year, those who want the authentic Towton experience can visit the battlefield site in the same conditions as the soldiers who fought there did with the river in full flood, the ground covered in snow and strong winds blowing in your face.

It’s a long walk around the full trail of several miles which gives an idea of the scale of this deadly encounter which leaves you in real need of a hearty meal afterwards. Details of our guided battlefield walks which go on year round, the next being on December 9, can be found on our website at towton.org.uk

Dr Scott Marmion,

Woodthorpe, York

On behalf of the Towton Battlefield Society