Welcome to the Penistone Archive website
We have thousands of photos, publications, ephemera and documents relating to the local history of the Penistone area and the collection is steadily growing.
The archive is in the process of being digitised which as you might imagine, is a lengthy process. We won’t be able to upload all of it here so what you’ll see on these pages is just a taster. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or would simply like to find out more, please send us an email or pop in to see us – you’re assured a warm welcome and we’ll see what we can do to help.
For more information about the archive and how you can help, please see the About section.
The Penistone History Group
The Penistone History Group hold regular meetings with presentations and talks. They’re interesting, informative and most all, enjoyable, covering old, local and modern history plus some by sessions by collectors and enthusiasts, many with local connections. Most are supported by a video screen presentation. Click here to read more about the group and view the year’s programme.
An article about the development of the school between 1392, then at the centre of Penistone, and 1893 when it relocated to Weirfield.
A history of the Rose and Crown Inn, 1749 – 1868 – before the top of Shrewsbury Road even existed!
The new 2020 History Group programme is now available.