Events

Events

This page provides details of the events that The Sand House Charity has arranged and others that it will be involved in. Click on any event that has a pale grey background in order to expand the description and see all the details.

Where the event is an illustrated talk at the request of a host group (for example, at a local history society or a Women’s Institute branch) we suggest that you make contact with that group to check that they allow visitors, before attending.

If you are interested in arranging an illustrated talk about the Sand House for a group that you are involved with, please note that, for the time being, our talks are mostly restricted to daytimes only. For more details please contact us.

Please keep checking back on this page for updates. Thank you.

Illustrated Talk to Doncaster & District Family History Society: "The Sand House...in their own words" - Wed 29 May 2024, 19:30hrs

Since Richard’s first presentation to the Society, in 1995, the content of his talk has evolved greatly. In this latest version, audio and video recordings of people who had first-hand knowledge of the Sand House and its tunnels provide an exciting new dimension. We shall hear not only from people who visited the tunnels just before they were filled in 40 years ago, but also from those who played in them during the Second World War, and even someone who lived in the Sand House a century ago. Come along to learn the fascinating story of a true Victorian marvel.

The talk takes place at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster DN2 6AD.

Illustrated Talk to Friends of Cusworth Park: "The Sand House...in their own words" - Wed 4 September 2024, 10:30hrs

Since Richard’s first presentation to the Friends, in 2013, the content of his talk has evolved greatly. In this latest version, audio and video recordings of people who had first-hand knowledge of the Sand House and its tunnels provide an exciting new dimension. We shall hear not only from people who visited the tunnels just before they were filled in 40 years ago, but also from those who played in them during the Second World War, and even someone who lived in the Sand House a century ago.

The talk takes place inside Cusworth Hall, Doncaster DN5 7TU.

Exhibiting at Doncaster & District Family History Fair - Sat 12 October 2024, 10am to 4pm

Once again, The Sand House Charity will be present at this annual event, along with lots of other organisations involved in local and family history. We shall have a display of images and information, as well as items of merchandise. But, mainly, our volunteers will be there in person to answer your questions. Please do come along.

The Family History Fair takes places at C-view (also known as Church View Centre, formerly the art college) alongside Doncaster Minster. The postcode is DN1 1AF. car parking is available close by.