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 this set of images are from the Sandy Show, which from 1868 to 1953 was usually held at Sandye Place and was billed as “the greatest one-day show in England”. After 1953 the Mansion House became a secondary school, and the Show lapsed until it was reborn from 1966 to 1978 again at Sandye Place. The Show was then mainly held at the former Bickerdike’s Garden Centre until 1997, returning to the hall and grounds of what became the Sandye Place Academy at Sandye Place from 1998. Following the closure of the Academy in 2019, a new location was sought for the 2020 Show, but in the event no Show would have been possible because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 .