• Twenty SCA members enjoyed a visit to the police complex at Carr Gate where they were given an inisght into helicopter operations.

  • Popular violinist Kate Chruscicka entertained at the SCA's Summer Musical Evening at West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club

  • Ladies from Sandal Gardening Club putting the finishing touches to the planters that they decorated throughout Sandal to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

  • The Scarecrows' Wedding was one of the many striking displays in September's Sandal Scarecrow Festival.

  • What's new

    • Open air Summer Musical Event with violinist Kate Chruscicka -  see Community Events page

    • Plans announced for Sandal M&S Simply Food outlet  More >>

    • Our Spring 2016 Newsletter can be downloaded from the Community page

    • Scarecrow Festival plans are being laid for 2016 - More details >>

    • Keep up to date with everything that's happening at Sandal Library

    • In this anniversary period, our War Dead pages honour the fallen of WWI

    • Sandal Fundraising Group for Wakefield Hospice has its own page in the Community menu 

    • The Friends of Sandal Castle have their own Facebook page

    Site last updated on 26 September 2016

  • See the Festival's own page for a full report

  • David stands down

    David Hopkins, who marks his 80th birthday this year, is standing down as a South Ward Conservative councillor after 17 years. David, who lives in Sandal, recalls some of his successes - and disappointments - on our Sandal People page. His mayoral year in 2005-06 was a personal highlight during which he raised a record £29,500 for charity, half going to Yorkshire Air Ambulance with the remainder promoting music and drama.

  • Yorkshire's Wild West

    Sandal writer Michael Yates joined with two Sandal actors to launch his new novel, The Gangers, as part of Wakefield Lit Fest at in September. Michael got the idea for the novel after reading a history of railways in Yorkshire. “I'm a western fan and I suddenly realised the shanty towns of the navvies were as lawless as the trail towns of the Wild West.” Sandal amateur actors Paul and Monica Haley read extracts from book at the launch.

  • Nuclear sub commander

    Go to our Sandal People page to read about Commander Paul Blythe who captained some of Britain's Trident-armed nuclear submarines before coming to live in Sandal. He spent nearly nine years of his life actually underwater until he finally came ashore to take a key job at the Ministry of Defence. He now commutes to Cumbria where he advises on the next generation of Trident missile subs. He is pictured here with his wife Diane.

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