Here in the gallery below, are just a small selection of the several thousand images in the Sandy Historical Research Group archive. Many more are used to display at our regular exhibitions, which are held locally through the year. All images are from the the Sandy Show, which was held at Sandye Place for many years until 1953. After this, the Mansion House was turned into a secondary school, following the purchase of the house and grounds by Bedfordshire County Council in 1952. All of the newer extensions were added within the first few years. The Sandy Show returned to Sandye Place in 1966, with a spell at what was Bickerdikes Garden Centre – since 1997, a residential estate called Bickerdikes Gardens. The Sandy Show returned once more to Sandye Place, in the Hall and grounds of what is now Sandye Place Academy
The gallery represents different decades, going back to the 1900’s and up to 1953. Click on the FS button to enlarge the current image to a bigger size. Press ESC to exit the Full screen to return to the thumbnail image. The slideshow runs automatically with each image running for about 10 seconds.(For Desktop & Laptop viewing) Click on the SL button to stop the slideshow. Click on the GALLERY button below the images, to view other decades. You can view each image manually by clicking on the images along the row underneath. (Viewing on mobile devices, ie smartphones & tablets, the viewing functions may differ but you can still see all the images in the gallery.)
If you want to know more about Sandy Historical Research Group, please email the Chairman .