• Bishop Tony Robinson led the Battle of Wakefield Memorial March from the cathedral to Sandal Castle on December 30, the anninversary of the 1460 battle during the Wars of the Roses

  • The SCA's next litter pick will be on Saturday, April 14. Meet at West Yorkshire Sports Club at 9.45am for a 10am start

  • Planning is well underway for the 2018 Sandal Scarecrow Festival. Check the festival page for updates

  • The cake stall is always popular! The Sandal Fundraising Group for Wakefield Hospice raised £550 at their March coffee morning, their first at the Star Inn

  • Latest news...


    TO ENCOURAGE people to take and share photographs of our most important heritage site, the Friends of Sandal Castle have created a 'Sandal Castle in Focus' Facebook group where anybody, once they've joined the group, can upload their own photos. The page has got off to a great start. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandalcastle/



    BETTY LITTLEWOOD has been a volunteer at the Spring Community Shop and Cafe for all two decades it has been in existence. To read how the volunteers. supporters and customers marked The Spring's 20th anniversary, go to News

    Website last updated 17 March 2018

  • Bob is now a deacon

    Bob Bailey, well known as former parish administrator in Sandal, has been ordained deacon after two years'  theological training in Durham. A happy Bob is pictured after the service at Bradford Cathedral, He will now serve as a curate at Barwick-in-Elmet. When Bob left for Durham, Sandal vicar Rupert Martin said he had been 'an unbelievable friend and colleague'. For more information and another photo, go to Sandal People.

  • Artist is flying high

    Sandal Art Group chairman Roger Brown has had his watercolour of three of Britain's Cold War fighter jet - the English Electric Lightning - selected for display in the Guild of Aviation Artists 2017 exhibition in London. A delighted Roger, currently a Guild 'Friend', now plans to submit each year with the ambition of being voted an Associate. For the full story and a photo of Roger with his painting, go to the Art Group's webpage

  • Friends' new chairman

    Dr Keith Souter has been elected chairman of the Friends of Sandal Castle, after serving as vice chairman during a turbulent time for the historic site. Keith is a member of the SCA's committee and is well known as an author of historical novels, westerns and crime fiction. A former GP in Wakefield, he also writes medical books. For more information about the Friends, click here. They also have a Facebook page

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