View of Church St, Early 1900s. Ref 4706

Church St, early 1900s, some time before the Community Centre was built! Photo (probably) by Biltcliffe.

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.
Include refreshments.

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.


Due to Corona Virus please make sure meetings are taking place before attending.



The Neville Roebuck Room,
St. John’s Community Centre,
Church St,
S36 9NP.

Penistone History Archive

History Group Programme 2021

Jan 6thStainborough Castle MEETING CANCELLEDSusan Green
Jan 20thInteresting Yorkshire Churches MEETING CANCELLEDJohn Gilleghan
Feb 3rd Nicholas SaundersonMEETING CANCELLEDJim Milner
Feb 17thAgricultural Hiring FairsMEETING CANCELLEDSteven Caunce
Mar 3rdAGM +
Mar 17thGems and CrystalsMEETING CANCELLEDRobert Wood
Apr 7thHardwick HallMEETING CANCELLEDMaureen Taylor
Apr 21stA British Bobby in BosniaMEETING CANCELLED Alan Hancock
May 19thSamuel FoxMEETING CANCELLEDDennis Pinder
June 2ndViolet JessopMEETING CANCELLED Bob Massey
June 16thWentworth WoodhouseMEETING CANCELLEDDavid Allott
July 7thA Life RememberedMEETING CANCELLEDJane Ashby
July 21stVictorian PolicingMEETING CANCELLEDSusan Deal
INFORMATIONTake precautions as you see fit. Masks Etc.MEETINGS RESTART SEPTEMBER 1ST* Programme subject to changes.
Sept 1st *Local FilmsBrian Robinson
Sept 15th"No wealth but life" John Ruskin Janet Niepokojczycka
Oct 6thThe Sheffield Deer Park

David Templeman
Oct 20th Colne Valley Museum
Susan Whitwam
Nov 3rdThe BeatlesAlan Pugh
Nov 17thA lifetime in the Fire BrigadeMike Hodgkins
Dec 1stMemories of Christmas past Chris Helme
Dec 8thChristmas LunchCubley Hall