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, on the River Don (wiki). This is a personal website which explores my home town (twinned with Grindavik, Iceland). I hope that you will find it interesting. J B.
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"When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today" - John Maxwell Edmunds 1916
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An aspect of Penistone, from Long Lane, near Thurlstone.
Information and Markets
  • 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.
  • Saturday Morning Market - Market Barn. Small market with 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.
  • '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).
  • Learner Zone - IT suite, Penistone Library.  Monday 1pm-3pm: A quiet space with internet access for study, with support for job searches, job applications and interview skills. Also maths, English or IT assessments.  (Facebook).
  • Penistone, Peak and Pennine Tourism Group - Promoting the local economy and tourism, PPP&TG.
  • Banking Security Advice - 10am to noon, Thursdays, Penistone Community Centre. Debbie from Natwest.
  • 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 former shop Ingbirchworth. Call 999 and give your location for an access code to open the box, then read the instructions in the box. First Responders.

Weather in Penistone

Website Updates:
October 2018 November 2018
News on the Street: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Autumn Beer Festival - Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November, Talbot Suite, White Heart, Bridge End, Penistone. Free admission to the room, drinks are extra and you can get a cup of tea too. There will be 40 craft beers and ciders to choose from. This event will feature food and live music throughout the weekend. White Heart.
  • 'A Gad About the Dales' (9-mile hike) - Saturday 17th Nov, Set off 9.40am, Denby Dale Railway Station. No fee. This is a circular walk led by Geoff Ryder, taking in Denby Dale, Lower Denby, The Broad Oaks, Gunthwaite Bridge, Crab Tree, Green Farm, Ingbirchworth, Upper Denby and finishing back at the station. Please note that RMT strike action might affect the Penistone Line trains, although it is likely that some will be running.
  • 'RAF Wortley' (History talk) - Tues 20th, 7.30pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. Admission £2.50, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. A talk by local historian Duncan Simpson on the little-known WWII story of the black American troops based at Wortley Hall and bomb storage along the roads. Talk organised by the Friends of Wortley Hall.
Wants and Needs: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Fish Shop Assistant Vacancy - Bridge End Fisheries. Approximately ten hours work a week, including all day Friday, tea times and providing cover for holidays. Retail experience preferred. PM Facebook for more details.
  • 'Bags of Help' - The Penistone History and Archive Group application to the Tesco 'Bags of Help' scheme has been successful but needs customers to 'vote', to generate the funds. To do this, you need to ask for a blue token when purchasing at the till. They won't give you one unless you ask. Then put it in the History Group slot on the way out.
  • The Big Conversation - A consultation by BMBC Labour Councillor David Griffin to hear responses from residents about such as: school funding, housing development, recreation ground equipment, public transport, crime, traffic, speeding, policing, BMBC spending, litter and bins, NHS access, dog-fouling, affordable housing, Penistone Town centre and any other pressing issues. Residents may respond in person or via David's 'cllrdavegriffin' Facebook page.
    • Street Stalls and Surgeries:
      - Outside Penistone Co-op: Sat 10th Nov, Sat 8th Dec, 10am to noon; Also Sat 24th Nov, 11am to noon;
      - Crow Edge: Sat 17th Nov, 11am to noon;
      - Thurlstone: Sat 1st Dec, 10am to 11am;
      - Millhouse Green: Sat 1st Dec, 11am to noon;
    • Café and Pub Drop-ins:
      - Café Crème, Tues 13th Nov, 10am to 11am;
      - Bank View Café, Langsett: Thurs 22nd Nov, 10am to 11am;
      - Yummy Yorkshire, Ingbirchworth: Tues 27th Nov, 10am to 11am;
      - Cubley Hall: Tues 4th Dec, 6.30pm to 7.15pm.

  • Penistone Community Alehouse Project - A Community Consultation is running to the end of November 2018, with 'Drop-in' sessions, independent market research and press releases to local and regional media outlets. The objective is to reach as many local people as possible and gain impartial insight from the Penistone community about this project. The project leaders are considering using Penistone Post Office (different hours as the PO), with the possibility of a beer garden around the back. Penistone Community Alehouse Project has the details. Local people may join the project's closed Facebook Group. Read Paul Whitehouse's article on this topic in the Sheffield Star.
  • 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. They are better kept safely in Penistone, for us all to appreciate, than lost or put on random display in distant Barnsley.

    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).
  • PCMF Secretary Required
    The 50th anniversary of Penistone Competitive Music Festival took place in September this year, at Penistone Grammar School. The PCMF committee members are growing old and 'new blood' is needed to keep this event running, and perhaps steer it in new ways. Mr David Wilkinson has been Festival Secretary for 42 of its 50 years and is due to retire at the end of this year. Half of the Committee are aged 80 and above and none of them feel able to take on this job. If anyone is interested in being a new Festival Secretary, please contact David for details, tel. 76 5450, otherwise this annual Festival might fold. The Festival is a Registered Charity No. 511148 and comes under the auspices of The British and International Federation of Festivals. All Officers, Secretary and Committee are honorary (i.e., unpaid). See the PCMF website (Email).
  • Video and Stills Group - Invites new members to a small and friendly group which looks at the techniques and software associated with video, photography and slide-shows. £2 a session. Meetings 2pm at Penistone Community Centre on the first and third Monday of each month. Glacially-slow Internet available. For more info, please call Brian on (mobile) 07885 286 146 or just turn up.
  • Please Do Not Send Historic Materials to Barnsley. It is understandable that Barnsley wants to fill their museum with our local nick-nacks but it also means that we lose them. Your donated items would only be shown in rotation, if at all, depending on the whims of the distant Barnsley Museum. That's as good as being lost forever, and who knows whether future boundary changes might put Penistone under a different administration. Local stuff is better kept locally in the Penistone Archives where we can all see them, rather than lost or forgotten in Barnsley. Penistone Grammar School photos and memorabilia can also be kept locally for the PGS Archive (Facebook).

 Penistone NDP - 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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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.'