• Agbrigg Writers have presented Sandal Library with copies of their book designed to help stir memories among those who attend the library's Active Minds session

  • Scarecrow Pumpkin (aka Harriet Swainson) was at Sandal Magna Academy to tell pupils about the Scarecrow Festival mascot competition

  • Members of Sandal Art Group had an exhibition of their own work at the May meeting at West Yorkshire Sports Club

  • The Battle for Sandal Castle - one of the attractions at the popular Medieval Funday in May. For more, go to the Castle Friends page on this website

  • Latest news...


    AMINA has won our competition to design a mascot for this year's Sandal Scarecrow Festival. We loved her bright and cheerful drawing of a sunflower mascot. Full details on the Festival page, including information about the five-and-unders winner 



    THE Friends of Sandal Castle are exploring the possibility of restoring the drinking fountain at the castle, provided for the public in 1913. It remained in use for decades but is now in a very sad state. For more information go to the Friends page.

    Website last updated 26 June 2019

  • Post office in new hands

    Local resident Umesh Ahir is Sandal's new subpostmaster. He took over the Barnsley Road post office in March, following in the footsteps of Kathryn Bramley who had run the business for 17 years. He is considering extending the post office and the retail space inside and has appealed for feedback about what additional products customers would like to see made available. Go to our News page for picture and full story

  • BEM for services to tennis

    SCA member Peter Wilkes, 72,  was awarded. the British Empire Medal for services to tennis in the New Year's honours list, .  He was nominated by the Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association in recognition of the 48 years he has dedicated to the organisation. Peter, now aged 72, said he was 'thrilled' to receive the award:: "Tennis has been my lifelong passion and I have enjoyed every minute that I've spent supporting British tennis."

  • In aid of Greenpeace

    It may have been the weekend of the London Marathon but SCA committee member Dr Keith Souter was pounding a route elsewhere. He was at Stratford-upon-Avon, running with his son Andrew and daughter-in-law Sarah in the Shakespeare Half Marathon, organised by the local Rotary club. He did it in support of Greenpeace - despite straining a calf muscle in training. He is pictured here immediately after the event.

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