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

  • The Friends of Sandal Castle, backed by the SCA and a number of re-enactors, were photographed by the Wakefield Express to protest about vandalism at the deteriorating castle site.

  • 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 Autumn 2016 Newsletter can be downloaded from the Community page

    • 2016 Scarecrow Festival was better than ever - 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 24 October 2016

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

  • David stands down

    David Hopkins, who marked his 80th birthday this year, has stood 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 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.

  • Charity stamp designer

    Go to our News Page to read about ten-year-old James Harrop, from Sandal, who has won the competition to design the stamp for Wakefield Rotary Club's charity Christmas Post for 2016. His design is based on his visits to the library at Wakefield One. Rotary club secretary Peter Clarke said; “He must have given a lot of thought to the design.” James's response to being told he had won? "I was shocked," he said.

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