• 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?



    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 22 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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