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.


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

Penistone History Archive

History Group Programme 2019

Jan 16thThe Changing YearsA film by that well know Penistone historian Dick Brownhill, keeping his memory alive.n/a
Feb 6thThe History of Penistone FMA talk by Andrew Milner, Director and one of the founders.Andrew Milner
Feb 20thPenistone History Group AGMPlease attend, an essential part of keeping going as a viable group. Followed by a short film.
March 6th Antiques & Stately HomesBob Soper - a speaker with over 20 years experience and has worked in Stately homes.Bob Soper
March 20thThe Workhouse SystemLets hope we got the information correct in our booklet “Penistone Workhouse 1834 - 1997.” (On sale at our meetings)Susan Deal
April 3rdHistory of PenistoneDave Cherry. Well known folk-singer and poet who makes short films about Barnsley & South Yorkshire.Dave Cherry
Apr 17thTyke TalkEric Scaife
May 1stThe last Maharajah of the PunjabExcellent speaker telling us about his beliefs and customs plus the sorry tale of Duleep Singh.Mohinder Singh
May 15th R.A.F. WortleyDuncan Simpson. Involved with Sheffield Archaeological Society. Today we are looking at Wartime Wortley.Duncan Simpson
Jun 5thEnglish LanguageMalcolm Johnson. Expert linguist, learn more about our native tongue.Malcolm Johnson
June 19thWomen in the Soviet Army in WW2Chris Tapster. A military expert who still works with troops. How women in Russia proved their valour and worth in WW2.Chris Tapster
July 3rdThe Italian LakesJohn 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 7thNo MeetingEnjoy the break!n/a
Aug 21stNo Meeting Enjoy the break!n/a
Sep 4thOld 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 & PenistonePaul Stebbings. Head of Barnsley Archives will talk to us about new Penistone material.Paul Stebbings
Oct 2ndDating old photosMaurice Williams, Chairman of Thurgoland History Group will advise us on working out the age of old photos.Maurice Williams
Oct 16th The Suffragettes in BradfordCovers many topics considering women’s place in past society.Helen Broadhead
Nov 6thThe anti-slave movement in SheffieldSuzanne Bingham, an expert on the history of Sheffield.Suzanne Bingham
Nov 20th Using IT in researchingBring your notebooks for this one.Yvonne Timmins
Dec 4thVictorian ChristmasSusan Deal
Dec 11th Christmas LunchAt Cubley Hall. 12.00 for 12.30pm.n/a