The main article on the Nostalgia pages describes a shooting incident which took place at the Hour Glass pub in Sands back in 1937. 

This was an unusual event in the normally quiet social life of the village, so on this page we give examples of ways in which the residents liked to enjoy themselves.

All the pictures are from the SWOP website If you have any comments about them or would like high-quality copies, please email

Top: This procession of children in fancy dress accompanied by adults is believed to have been taken in Sands in c1940, but the nature of the event is unknown, can you help? 
Centre left: These are boys in the Sands Cubs’ troop, 1952.

Centre right: Pupils of Sands School and their teachers, 1936.

Left: These people are playing Bingo at a Fete and Sports Day organised by Bookerhill Sports Club at Park Farm, Chapel Lane, Sands, August 1952.

Above: Here we see part of the audience who are enjoying the entertainment at the annual party of the skirt manufacturers Messrs S J Sullen, Hillbottom Rd, Sands, 1952.