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 2024

Jan 4thNo Meeting
Jan 17thLocal Roman History & Metal DetectingMartin Johnson
Feb 7th The Yorkshire CoastlineMalcolm Brooke
Feb 21stAfter You're DeadEric Jackson
Mar 6thAGM + Britain AD 410
Brian Dalton
Mar 20thHome is where the Hearth isJulie Banham
Apr 3rdA Week in MayChris Helme
Apr 17thA life remembered. Mission to ChinaJane Ashby
May 1stThe Embroideries of Mary Queen of ScotsJosie Firth
May 15thThe British SchindlerTim Mulroy
June 5thA Line in the Sand. The Alamo David Skillen
June 19thAnne Boleyn's daughter. Q.E.1Lizzie Jones
July 3rdTeaching English in PondicherryAlan Hancock
July 17thYorkshire Seaside HeritageMike Higginbottom
AugustSummer BreakNo Meetings
Sept 4thA Storm in a TeashopAnn Featherstone
Sept 18th South Yorkshire & the Civil Wars Catherine Warr
Oct 2ndWhen the Oaks Fired.

Mine DisasterStephen Miller
Oct 16th Sheffield Cathedral
800 years HistoryJanet Ridler
Nov 6thThe Great Sheffield FloodMalcolm Nunn
Nov 20thFootpads, Kings & HighwaymenIan Morgan
Dec 4thWinter Scenes. Carols & HistoryTo get us into the Xmas Spirit Enjoy
DecemberChristmas LunchCubley Hall