A Personal View of Penistone, UK.   -    'The Town that Thinks it's a Village'
This website is safe for family viewingWelcome to the market town of Penistone on the River Don ('Love Penistone' FBook). This is a personal website exploring my home town (twinned with Grindavik, Iceland). I hope that you will find some interesting items. J Briggs.
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The view from Long Lane, near Thurlstone.
Information and Markets
  • Penistone Shopping - Local businesses on Penistone High Street (Visit Penistone), Love Penistone (Facebook).
  • Penistone Market Day - Busy market, Thursdays, Penistone Market Barn (FaceBook). Adjacent two-hour parking.
  • Penistone Country Market - 10am to Noon, Market Day, Upper Hall, Community Centre, Church Street.
  • Saturday Morning Market - Market Barn. Small market with a good fruit & veg stall. (Email Market Services).
  • Penistone Historic Archives - Market Day, 10am to 1pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street.
  • Information CentreVisitor Information - Penistone Library and Penistone Church for leaflets, maps and general information.
  • Half Day Closing - Some shops close early on the afternoons of Wednesday and Saturday.
  • 'DIAL' Drop-in Advice - Thurs, 10am to 1pm, Upper Office, Town Hall Bldg. No appointment needed.
    'DIAL' is a charity to help disabled people, part-funded by Penistone Area Council (BMBC).
  • Job Club - Mondays, 1pm to 3pm, Penistone Library. Information, advice and help for job-seekers.
  • Penistone, Peak and Pennine Tourism Group - Promoting the local economy and tourism. See PPP&TG.
  • Defibrillators - Clark's Chemist; Community Centre; Spring Vale Methodist Church; Whitby and Chandler in Spring Vale and Penistone Leisure Centre. Call 999 for box access code, read the directions in the box. First Responders.

Weather in Penistone

Website Updates:
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News on the Street: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • RMT Railway Strike - Thursday 24th May. See the Timetable (pdf) for details of running trains. Northern Rail.
  • Chris While and Julie Matthews (Singing duo) - Thurs 24th, time not stated, The Barn, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley, Penistone, S36 9DF. Tickets £12 + £1.20 fee = £13.20 from We Got Tickets. Free parking and disabled access. See While and Matthews and Cubley Hall - Tel. 76 6086.
  • 'Dogs on Cat Hill' (10 mile Walk) - Sat 26th, 9.20am, Dodworth Railway Station. Trains run every hour both ways, so you could catch the 8.42am train from Penny to arrive in Dodworth at 8.51, then twiddle thumbs before the start. This is a good ten-mile walk in mixed countryside, led by Peter Watson. It finishes at Penistone Railway Station. A Penistone Line Partnership (Facebook) guided walk. The PLP celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
  • Spring Fayre - Sat 26th, 10am to 11.30am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road. Admission 50p. Tea/Coffee + cake for £1. In aid of CAFOD and Christian Aid.
  • Penistone Parade and Gala Weekend - Friday 6th June to Sunday 11th June. Advance tickets are now available where there is a charge (follow the links below). With certitude, a splendid time will be had by all. The Penistone Parade and Gala go back to the 1970s, organised by the local council. Now it is supported by Penistone Round Table, Penistone Scouts and Penistone Ladies Circle with funding from Penistone Town Council.
Wants and Needs: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Communications Officer Vacancy - Penistone Leisure Centre (Drill Hall). Part time, 15 hrs/wk, £9.50/hr, six-month contract to cover maternity leave with the possibility to extend. It starts ASAP. Normal working hours: Mon 9am to 1pm, Tues 12pm to 3pm, Fri 9am to 1pm and 1hr/day flexibly on Wed, Thu, Sat or Sun. Penistone Leisure Centre is planning a major refurbishment and has plenty going on to be involved in. This role will manage and develop communications to users and public. It will be interesting and varied and we need the right person to enable us to develop Penistone Leisure Centre with the community. The work involves:

    • Writing newsletters and blog posts and updating the website,
    • Advertising through posters, flyers, social media, newspapers, radio and online,
    • Managing the Photo Library,
    • Managing user data, surveys and feedback,
    • Ensuring school holiday and event advertising is organised and timely,
    • Creating and updating internal notices,
    • Developing and managing other ways to communicate with users and public,
    • General reception duties.

    We require a creative person with flair and enthusiasm who can also be organised and accurate. The successful applicant will have worked in communications, marketing or advertising, and be confident in their ability to perform all of the above tasks. They will have great 'people skills' to be able to work with trustees, volunteers, centre users and staff, but will also be able to work independently and manage their time effectively. Holidays: six weeks/yr (including the Christmas shut-down and Bank Holidays). Documents to download:

    If you need a printed copy of the above information or have any questions, please email Kirsty Salmon at or call her on (mobile) 07341 300 259. Please return application forms to or to Kirsty at Penistone Leisure Centre, Thurlstone Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9EF. Closing date: Friday 1st June 5pm. We aim to interview on Monday 11th June. See Pen LC Jobs.

  • Part-time Cook Required - Windmill Coffee Shop, Royd Moor. 11 hrs, Three days a week (one of them at weekends). Work days are 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays, 8am to 4.30pm Saturdays or 9am to 4.30pm Sundays. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in cooking, preferably with previous experience within a kitchen environment. Duties include preparing and baking fresh products every morning, preparing and cooking customers' orders quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining quality and cleanliness within the kitchen, maintaining food hygiene records and controlling stock and cleaning down the kitchen and all equipment at the end of each day. To apply please email your CV to From Facebook.
  • RAF Centenary - Message from Joe Pinguey:
    'On the morning of Saturday 30th June 2018 there will be a Commemorative Centenary Service at Penistone War Memorial to celebrate the 100 years since the Royal Air Force was formed on April 1st 1918. If anybody would like to help in organising this event or has any photos of the Royal Flying Corp or RAF which could be used as a display in the church it would be great to use them. There are some WW2 RAF casualties buried in Stottercliffe Cemetery but only one RFC grave of a Sergeant Buckley. Very little is known about this casualty. If anybody is ex-RAF or has any connection with the RAF and would like to get involved they are most welcome.'
  • Penistone Historic Archive - 10am to 1pm, Market Day (Thursday), Lower Hall, Community Centre. Penistone History and Archive Group would like old local documents, Almanacks, family histories, maps, memorabilia, photographs, slides, negatives, cine or video of local events, and any other other history relevant to our district. They are better kept safely in Penistone, for us all to appreciate, than lost or put on random display in distant Barnsley.

    The Group usually holds history talks on the first and third Weds of the month (not August) at Penistone Community Centre, for a small fee. Everyone welcome. Enquiries to: Brian Robinson (Secretary) on 76 6827. If you have historic knowledge you would like to share, guest speakers are always welcome. For older people needing to get out more, this is an excellent way to discover local knowledge and expand your social circle. See Pen Archive Group (Facebook).

 Penistone NDP;   Volunteer Groups; BMBC Surveys - Car park safe?
Penistone Crime Reports (SY Police). Action Fraud. YW Callback; World Map.
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Terry Pratchett:   'In the beginning there was nothing. And the Lord said: "Let there be light" - and there was still nothing, but now you could see it.'