The Penistone History Group
The Penistone History Group have been holding regular meetings and presentations since 1986.
The talks are interesting, informative and most all, enjoyable. They cover 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.
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month except August.
We have to make a small charge to cover expenses (hire of room, cost of speakers etc). Our current charges are:
Annual Subscription: £12.00 | Single Meeting: £2. | Visitors: £3.
Entry / registration: 1.45pm | Meetings start: 2.00pm
If you would like to join or would like more information please use the form on the contact page or call in either on the Wednesday or the regular Thursday Archive session. Unfortunately we are not currently able to provide a contact phone number.
The Neville Roebuck Room,
St. John’s Community Centre,
Penistone History Archive
History Group Programme 2019
|Jan 16th||The Changing Years||A film by that well know Penistone historian Dick Brownhill, keeping his memory alive.||n/a|
|Feb 6th||The History of Penistone FM||A talk by Andrew Milner, Director and one of the founders.||Andrew Milner|
|Feb 20th||Penistone History Group AGM||Please attend, an essential part of keeping going as a viable group. Followed by a short film.||n/a|
|March 6th||Antiques & Stately Homes||Bob Soper - a speaker with over 20 years experience and has worked in Stately homes.||Bob Soper|
|March 20th||The Workhouse System||Lets hope we got the information correct in our booklet “Penistone Workhouse 1834 - 1997.” (On sale at our meetings)||Susan Deal|
|April 3rd||History of Penistone||Dave Cherry. Well known folk-singer and poet who makes short films about Barnsley & South Yorkshire.||Dave Cherry|
|Apr 17th||Tyke Talk||Eric Scaife|
|May 1st||The last Maharajah of the Punjab||Excellent speaker telling us about his beliefs and customs plus the sorry tale of Duleep Singh.||Mohinder Singh|
|May 15th||R.A.F. Wortley||Duncan Simpson. Involved with Sheffield Archaeological Society. Today we are looking at Wartime Wortley.||Duncan Simpson|
|Jun 5th||English Language||Malcolm Johnson. Expert linguist, learn more about our native tongue.||Malcolm Johnson|
|June 19th||Women in the Soviet Army in WW2||Chris Tapster. A military expert who still works with troops. How women in Russia proved their valour and worth in WW2.||Chris Tapster|
|July 3rd||The Italian Lakes||John Gilleghan. A well known speaker to PHG over the years, tours the Italian Lakes with slides.||John Gilleghan|
|July 17th||A Legal Life||An interesting talk by Robert Stewart.||Robert Stewart|
|Aug 7th||No Meeting||Enjoy the break!||n/a|
|Aug 21st||No Meeting||Enjoy the break!||n/a|
|Sep 4th||Old Trackways||Janet Niepokojczycka. Also well known by us for her talk on Beatrice Potter. Today she talks about old trackways in England.||Janet Niepokojczycka|
|Sep 18th||The Archives & Penistone||Paul Stebbings. Head of Barnsley Archives will talk to us about new Penistone material.||Paul Stebbings|
|Oct 2nd||Dating old photos||Maurice Williams, Chairman of Thurgoland History Group will advise us on working out the age of old photos.||Maurice Williams|
|Oct 16th||The Suffragettes in Bradford||Covers many topics considering women’s place in past society.||Helen Broadhead|
|Nov 6th||The anti-slave movement in Sheffield||Suzanne Bingham, an expert on the history of Sheffield.||Suzanne Bingham|
|Nov 20th||Using IT in researching||Bring your notebooks for this one.||Yvonne Timmins|
|Dec 4th||Victorian Christmas||Susan Deal|
|Dec 11th||Christmas Lunch||At Cubley Hall. 12.00 for 12.30pm.||n/a|