• Great British Bake Off star Karen Wright, who opened this year's Sandal Scarecrow Festival, chats with the judges, Umesh, Margaret and Diane. Full report on Scarecrow Festival page

  • SCA member, local councillor and professional singer Karl Johnson works the crowds as Freddie Mercury at the Castle Rock event in July. See the Friends' page for the full story

  • Members of Sandal Art Group had an exhibition of their own work at the May meeting at West Yorkshire Sports Club

  • The Battle for Sandal Castle - one of the attractions at the popular Medieval Funday in May. For more, go to the Castle Friends page on this website

  • Latest news...


    AFTER months of conservation work, including the replacement of bridges and walkways, Sandal Castle was free of scaffolding in September when all areas became open to the public again - although some conservation work has been taking place to towers on the outside of the keep



    THE SCA would like to thank all those who have contributed towards the cost of our hanging baskets along Barnsley Road - and we also appreciate the grant that came from Wakefield Council's neighbourhood improvement fund.

    Website last updated 23 October 2019

  • Post office in new hands

    Local resident Umesh Ahir is Sandal's new subpostmaster. He took over the Barnsley Road post office in March, following in the footsteps of Kathryn Bramley who had run the business for 17 years. He is considering extending the post office and the retail space inside and has appealed for feedback about what additional products customers would like to see made available. Go to our News page for picture and full story

  • Sandal newshound

    SCA committee member Dr Keith Souter is now in his fifth year as Wakefield Express correspondent for Sandal - and his 38th as author of the newspaper's weekly Doctor's Casebook. Keith has to have copy for his Sandal news column by 9pm each Sunday. Call him on 01924 256201 or email him at dr_keith,souter@btopenworld.com with news or information about local events. The column is important to Sandal so please support Keith.

  • Rotary award

    Catherine Moxham (pictured), popular manager of The Spring Community Shop and Cafe, was honoured by Wakefield Rotary Club for her community work, together with St Helen's vicar, the Rev Rupert Martin, and his wife Sally. Full story on our Sandal People page. They received certificates at a Rotary meeting at the New Brookhouse Club when tribute was paid to all the volunteers who supported the three with their work.

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