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 2022

Jan 5thStainborough Castle MEETING CANCELLEDSusan Green
Jan 19thRation book fashionMEETING CANCELLEDJanet Stain
Feb 2nd The Dragon of WantleyMEETING CANCELLEDJim Milner
Feb 16thAgricultural Hiring FairsMEETING CANCELLEDSteven Caunce
Mar 2ndAGM +The pound in your pocket
Brian Robinson
Mar 16thStainborough CastleSusan Green
Apr 6thThe reign of Queen Elizabeth IIMaureen Taylor
Apr 20thA British Bobby in Bosnia Alan Hancock
May 4thThe Penistone RailwayDave Cherry
May 18thSamuel Fox. The father of StocksbridgeDennis Pinder
June 1stViolet Jessop. Titanic Survivor Bob Massey
June 15thWentworth WoodhouseDavid Allott
July 6thA Life RememberedJane Ashby
July 20thSheffield's hidden necropolisJanet Ridier
AugustSummer BreakNo Meetings
Sept 7thRiots in SheffieldStephen Johnson
Sept 21stAndrew Carnegie Simon Cork
Oct 5thLady Mary Wortley Montagu

Roger England
Oct 19th Victorian Policing
Susan Deal
Nov 2ndBradford's pioneering womenHelen Broadhead
Nov 16thThe History of anaesthesiaDavid Kershaw
Dec 7thThere's frost on the hills Janet Niepokojczycka
Dec 14thChristmas LunchCubley Hall