Sandra Merrick was born in late 1965 in Beckindale to Tom and Pat Merrick. She was Pat's second child and Tom's first child although Tom thought Jackie Merrick, the eldest was his child at that time.
1972-1980EditSandie appeared briefly in November 1972 when Jack Sugden briefly courted his old childhood friend Pat Merrick. Jack had just returned to the village. The Merrick's soon left Beckindale for Leeds.
1980-1989EditIn September 1980, Sandie Merrick, by then 14 returned to Beckindale with her mother Pat and brother Jackie, after Pat left violent husband Tom for good.
Sandie soon started hanging out in Hotten and took a shine to a DJ in 1982 who ran a shop in the town. In 1983, Sandie had a brief fling with Andy Longthorn. Andy was a friend of Jackie but when Jackie found out Andy was the father, he beat him up. Sandie joined her father in Aberdeen to give birth, he knew a good doctor, and she gave the baby up for adoption.
Sandie returned to Beckindale in early 1984.
1991 and laterEdit
Offscreen Sandie sold Mill Cottage to Frank Tate who bought it for his son Chris and new wife Kathy who was once married to Sandie's half brother Jackie.
In 2006 Jack Sugden mentioned her relationship with Terence Turner in 1985.
Father Tom Merrick
Mother Pat Sugden
Children Louise Merrick (1983)