• Wakefield Inner Wheel Club members in festive mood when they raised more than £900 for charity at their indoor market and coffee morning at Sandal Methodist Church

  • 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.

  • Some of the SCA team who organised the social after the Sandal Christmas tree lights switch-on - Keith Souter, Les Goddard, Ray Watson and Phil Carter. See News/Community Events

  • The Scarecrows' Wedding was one of the many striking displays in September's Sandal Scarecrow Festival.

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    ORIGINAL artwork depicting Sandal landmarks that was used for greetings cards published by the SCA has been presented to us by the artist, Roger Brown, chairman of Sandal Art Group. It will be raffled in aid of the SCA's Christmas tree fund at our band concert at West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club on December 16.

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    BROTHERS Tim and Edward Brook had the privilege of switching on the lights on Sandal's Christmas tree, provided each year by the Community Association. They were supported by mum and dad Mike and Angie, and little brother Robert. Follow this link for a full report

    Website last updated 3 December 2016

  • 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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