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 in South Yorkshire, and its surrounding district. This is a family-friendly personal website which explores my home town and local area. I hope that you will find some of it interesting. JB.
View from the Church topPenistone Coat of ArmsAerial View
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An aspect of Penistone from Long Lane, near Thurlstone.
Information and Markets
  • Information CentreVisitor Information - Penistone Library and Penistone Church for local leaflets, maps and general information.
  • Penistone, Peak and Pennine Tourism Group - Promoting the local economy and tourism, PPP&TG.
  • Penistone Shopping - See Penistone High Street (Visit Penistone), Love Penistone (Facebook).
  • Penistone Market Day - Busy market on Thursdays, Penistone Market Barn (FaceBook). Adjacent two-hour parking.
  • Penistone Country Market - 10am to Noon, Market Day, Upper Hall, Community Centre, Church Street.
  • Penistone Historic Archives - 10am to 1pm, Market Day, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street.
  • Banking Security Advice - 10am to noon, Thursdays, Penistone Community Centre. Debbie from Natwest.
  • Saturday Morning Market - Market Barn. Small market with Andy's good fruit & veg stall. (Email Market Services).
  • Learner Zone - Monday 1pm to 3pm, IT suite, Penistone Library. A quiet space with internet access for study, with support for job searches, job applications and interview skills. Also maths, English & IT assessments.  (Facebook).
  • '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).
  • Defibrillators - Clark's Chemist; Pen Community Centre; Spring Vale Methodist Church; Whitby and Chandler Spring Vale; Penistone Leisure Centre; Millhouse Institute; Thurgoland Village Hall and the former shop Ingbirchworth. Call 999 and give your location for an access code to open the box, read the instructions in the box. First Responders.

Weather in Penistone

Website Updates:
December 2018 January 2019
News on the Street: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Brrr! - Get the snow-shovel and the long johns ready; a wintery spell is coming our way and it might last into February.
  • RAF Centenary Bench - A Tesco's 'Bags of Help' campaign has started for an RAF Centenary Bench to be installed near Penistone Grammar School's War Memorial (car park entrance). The right charity box is the one in the middle but the label makes it look as though it is for Barnsley (D'oh!). Please support this campaign by putting blue tokens in Tesco's middle charity box. You might need to ask for a token at the checkout each time you visit.
  • 'Rapunzel' - Thurs 24th January to Sat 2nd February, 7pm each day except Sunday (1pm and 5pm) and an additional 2pm Saturday Matinees, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets available now.

    Tickets: Adults £9, Concessions £6 (same price as last year) and a special opening night price of £5 on Thurs 24th for all seating areas. Also a £24 Family Ticket available for Tues 29th, Weds 30th and Thurs 31st January performances (via the box office only). Once again, Penistone Theatre Group treads the boards with another of their ever-popular pantomimes (about two hours long). 'With gags galore, songs to sing along to and an appearance by Sopwith the Magical Unicorn.' This is a popular event which is sure to sell out. For bookings, the Paramount Box Office is open 10am to 2pm and during performances or you can call 76 7532 (Credit and debit cards accepted). See Paramount (Facebook).
  • Penistone Archive Website - The new website has lots of interesting pages to browse. It is still in its early stages but new features will be added as time goes by. Please visit Penistone Archive and Facebook.
  • Continuing Railway Strikes - There will be NO trains or replacement buses between Huddersfield, Penistone and Barnsley on each Saturday until the end of January 2019. (Penistone Line Partnership, Facebook).
Wants and Needs: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Saturday Staff for Café Crème - We are looking for Casual Saturday staff. Experience is preferred but not essential. Great customer service and communication skills are essential. You must able to work in a busy, friendly environment. Send us a message if interested (Facebook) - Karen. Café Crème is a popular café on Penistone High Street.
  • Part-time Bar Manager and Bar Staff Required - For the new 'The Cristello Lounge' gin and wine Bar in the former JT Smith's shop, top of St Mary's Street, Penistone. The notice on the shop window says: 'Approximately 16 hours per week. Please apply within or call (mobile) 07506 417 420.'
  • Penistone Competitive Music Festival - Secretary Required
    'New blood' is needed to keep this popular annual event running, and perhaps to steer it in a new direction and greater glory. Mr David Wilkinson has been Festival Secretary for 42 of its 50 years but is now due to retire. Current Committee members are growing old and do not feel able to take on the job. Unfortunately, if nobody suitable comes forward before the February AGM, it is very likely that this local music Festival will end, after enjoying a run of half a century.

    If you are interested in taking on the responsible work of Festival Secretary, please contact David for details, tel. 76 5450. The Festival is a Registered Charity No. 511148, under the auspices of The British and International Federation of Festivals. All Officers, Secretary and Committee are honorary (i.e., unpaid). See the PCMF (Email).
  • Penistone Historic Archive - 10am to 1pm, Market Day (Thursdays), Lower Hall, Community Centre. Penistone History and Archive Group is always looking for local old documents, Almanacks, family histories, maps, memorabilia, photographs, slides, negatives, cine or video of local events or any other other history relevant to our district. These things are precious to our district and are better kept safely in Penistone, for us all to appreciate, than lost or put on random display in distant Barnsley. The group is currently eliciting support via the Tesco bags appeal, where ask for a blue token at the checkout and put it in the machine on your way out.

    History talks are on the first and third Weds of each month (except August) at Penistone Community Centre, for a small fee. Everyone welcome. Enquiries to: Secretary Brian Robinson on (mobile) 07885 286 146. If you have some historic knowledge you would like to share, guest speakers are always welcome. For older people who would like to get out more, this is a good way to do that and discover local knowledge. See Pen Archive Group (on Facebook).
  • Keep it in Penistone - It is understandable that Barnsley wants to fill their museum with our local nick-nacks but it also means that will be lost to us. They would only be shown in rotation, if at all, depending on their whim. That's as good as gone forever and who knows if future boundary changes might put Penistone under a different administration, which has happened before. Local historical materials are better kept locally in the Penistone Archives where we can all have a chance to see them, rather than lost or forgotten in Barnsley. Penistone Grammar School photos and memorabilia can also be passed on to the PGS Archive (Facebook).

 Volunteer Groups - BMBC Surveys - Car park safe? - Co-op Deals
Penistone Crime Reports (SY Police) - Action Fraud - YW Callback - UK Bank Holidays.
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Eskia Computers, Spring Vale.

Navbar BST clock gizmo uses internet time. The country gizmo was added 25th Feb 2009.
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.'