• 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 spring litter pick took place in April after being postponed because of the snow

  • There was a warm welcome for the Look North team when the BBC's Sofa Challenge passed through Sandal on the way to Pugneys in March. The event was raising money for Sport Relief

  • Pumpkin (aka Harriet Swainson) was at Sandal Castle Primary School to promote the competition to design a mascot for this year's Scarecrow Festival

  • 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 May 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 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 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' chairman

    Dr Keith Souter was 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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