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 2020

Jan 15thTracing WW1 Ancestors Paul Reed
Feb 5thTales of Robin Hood One of our favourite speakers. Can’t wait for this one.Janet Niepokojczycka
Feb 19th Russia’s defeat in Afghanistan Return visit by this military historian & living history specialist.Chris Tapster
Mar 4th AGM (1.30pm start) - please attend!
Also: Sheffield before the Industrial Revolution
Always an interesting and informative speaker.David Templeman
Mar 18thAgricultural hiring fairs in northern England
S Caunce
Apr 1stHardwick HallA virtual tour of this architecturally significant country house in England, a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Maureen Taylor
Apr 15thA British Bobby in Bosnia. The story of how Alan was seconded to the United Nations for a life changing twelve month mission to Bosnia.Alan Hancock
May 6thThe Yorkshire DalesThis experienced speaker has twenty eight talks, we chose this one. Andrew Firth
May 20thSamuel Fox. Forefather of StocksbridgeOur friend from Stocksbridge History Group hosts today’s sessionDennis Pinder
June 3rd Victorian Policing Susan Deal
June 17th Wentworth Woodhouse The archivist at this famous house pays us a visit with all the latest about this Grade 1 listed building David Allott
July 1stFrom High St. to St. History of ShoppingLibrarian and researcher and expert on Sheffield history. Suzanne Bingham
July 15th Colne Valley MuseumThe aims of this worthwhile organizationSusan Whitwam
Aug 5thNo MeetingEnjoy the break!n/a
Aug 19thNo Meeting Enjoy the break!n/a
Sept 2nd Beatrice PotterWell known for her talk on this subject, Janet really brings her talks to life Janet Niepokojczycka
Sep 16th Teaching English in Pondicherry Another visit by this Globe trotter, sure to be interesting Alan Hancock
Oct 7th D Day

Paul Reed
Oct 21st Skivvy
Susan Deal
Nov 4th A Visitor from the 16th Century
Maureen Taylor
Nov 18thThe Pound in your PocketThe History of Decimal Coinage & what to collect Brian Robinson
Dec 2nd Archive Material on PenistoneFrom Barnsley Museum, some local history Paul Stebbings
Dec 9thChristmas LunchAt Cubley Hall. 12.00 for 12.30pm.

Pay at the bar on your way out. Please sign up so we have the numbers to book.