• A plaque was unveiled at St Helen's Church, recording the story of the arrival in Sandal of the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, soon after their evacuation from Dunkirk. See News page.

  • SCA member Marjorie Wilde (centre in T-shirt) and helpers at the September coffee morning held at her home in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. It raised an astonishing £1,700.

  • Sandal Methodist Church choir marked its 52nd anniversary in October with a special Sunday service and a charity coffee morning. Bacon butties proved to be very popular!

  • Sandal Scarecrow Festival mascot Summer Sunshine paid a surprise visit to the cricket club, host to many of the weekend's activities (see http://sandal.org.uk/Scarecrow_Festival.php)

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    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/


    FORMER nuclear submarine captain, Commander Paul Blythe RN (Retd), now lives in Sandal and he'll be sharing some of his experiences with us when he is the guest speaker at our Wine and Cheese evening at West Yorkshire Sports Club on Friday, October 19. Tickets are now available. Call 01924 252282.

    Website last updated 14 October 2018

  • BEM for Edwin

    Edwin Hirst, who was a founder member of the SCA, has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2018 Birth Honours List. Edwin, who has fought dyslexia all his life, said: “Although my name will be engraved on the medal it should really be inscribed to ‘Edwin and Kathleen Hirst’ for I could not have carried out any of my community service to the City of Wakefield without the support of my wife, Kathleen. See full story at Sandal People.

  • Sheila is Unsung Hero

    SCA member Sheila Wainwright, who lives at Woolley, was voted one of the Wakefield Express 'Unsung Heroes' in June 2018. Sheila, who is president of Wakefield Rotary Club which meets at the New Brookhouse Club, Sandal, each week, earned the accolade for the huge amount of work she has done to raise funding to bring Admiral Nurses to Wakefield where they support dementia sufferers and their families.

  • Maja's mascot is the best

    We had a massive 130 entries in our competition to design a mascot for this year's Sandal Scarecrow Festival. The eventual winner was 11-year-old Maja Kral whose design was used to create an actual scarecrow. Her prizes also included a cake made to her design by Fortythree Coffee Shop. For more information about the weekend, go to our Scarecrow Festival  web page where you'll find more photos.

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