• SCA chairman Les Goddard presented Sandal hospice fundraising group with a cheque for £100, the proceeds of a raffle. Full story on Community/Hospice Fundraising

  • 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.

  • Sandal Art Group's spring exhibition got off to a great start at the visitor centre at Anglers Country Park. For more details go to the group's page in the Community menu.

  • 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 21 August 2016

  • Fun event being repeated in 2016!

  • 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.

  • Monica's message

    Coun Monica Graham, who was made a Paul Harris Fellow by Wakefield Rotary Club last July, was back again and in fine form in January as the speaker at the club's New Year's Message at the 315 Restaurant at Lepton. Monica was described a 'real Welsh fireball' by club president-elect Neale Clark when he proposed a vote of thanks."It's not the colour of your politics, it's what you achieve in the community that matters," he said.

  • 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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