• Coun Monica Graham cuts the tape to formally declare open the Memory Lane community garden at Sandal Library. More details at http://sandal.org.uk/Sandal_Library.php

  • SCA chairman Les Goddard meets Irish folk group Blimey O'Reilly at our open-air musical evening in June. See Community Events page

  • Sandal Scarecrow Festival's pirate One-Eye Jake joined some of the ladies at July's hospice cream tea at Sandal Rugby Club. More details of the event on the fundraisers' page

  • Plans have been agreed to open the former Sandal Castle visitor centre as a family-run cafe. Full story on our News page

  • Latest news...

     

    WAKEFIELD Council's planning committee members have rejected plans for an M&S Foodhall in Sandal because it is in the green belt and because of fears of traffic problems. The developers' Facebook page says: "We will update everyone as to potential next steps shortly." Does this mean there will be an appeal?

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    THE SPRING Community Shop and Cafe marks its 20th anniversary this year. Fifty of the church enterprise's volunteers were treated to a New Year's party where the permanent staff, including manager Catherine Moxham, served them refreshments. See Community Events

    Website last updated 8 August 2017

  • 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 has 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 2017 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' new chairman

    Dr Keith Souter has been 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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