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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. This is a personal website exploring aspects of my home town (twinned with Grindavik, Iceland). I hope that you will find some interesting items here. J Briggs.
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The view from Long Lane, near Thurlstone.
Information and Markets
  • Penistone Shopping - Local shops and businesses on Penistone High Street (at Visit Penistone).
  • Penistone Market Day - Thursdays, Penistone Market Barn (FaceBook). Two-hour parking nearby at Tesco.
  • Penistone Country Market - 10am to Noon, Market Day, Upper Hall, Community Centre, Church Street.
  • Saturday Morning Market - Market Barn. Smaller 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.
  • Adverse Travel Conditions - Best sources are Radio Sheffield (104.1MHz) and Dearne FM (01226 20 40 40).

Weather in Penistone

Website Updates:
January 2018 February 2018
News on the Street: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • The Great British Spring Clean - This is part of a national Keep Britain Tidy (Facebook) campaign from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2018. We have some local clean-ups on Saturday, 3rd March. All are welcome:
    • 1.30pm to 2.30pm - Penistone Town Hall building (Those dangling wires?),
    • Noon to 1pm - Millhouse Green Institiute and
    • 10.30am to 1.30pm - Ingbirchworth Playground Spring Clean.

  • BMBC Dustbin Collections - The Round Table has very kindly printed out some bin calendars, available from Café Crème, Thurlstone Bakery and Penistone Library. The printouts have two different calendars, front and back, for the two different Tuesday collections in our area. You can print out your own from Collection Day (put your address in).
  • 'Penistone 60s Club' - New to Penistone Leisure Centre, this friendly new group begins Monday 5th March and will run fortnightly on the first and third Monday of the month, 2pm to 4pm in the Party Room of Penistone Leisure Centre (aka the sports centre, aka the Drill Hall). Sample dates: Mondays 5th, 19th March and 2nd, 16th April, etc.

    The £2 admission charge also includes tea/coffee and Biscuits. Come along and listen, dance, sing or hand-jive to 60s music and take part in the 60s quiz. This is a brand new group and all are welcome, also a brilliant opportunity to meet new people and make friends locally. See you there, Pop Pickers. See Penistone 60s Club at the Leisure Centre.
  • Penistone Arts Week ('PAW') - Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th March. New for 2018, the organisers would like people to be involved as much as possible. You can still offer your prowess. The week has workshops in pottery, painting and night photography, also poetry walks and open mike sessions. More events are likely, given the wealth of local talent. For more information or how to become involved, please contact Chrissie Yates, Chair of Penistone Arts Week, via 'Penistone Area Team'. Call 01227 773 012 or email:
Wants and Needs: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Two P/T Vacancies at Café Creme - One is for the kitchen (experience required) and anonef for Front of House (good customer service and people skills essential). Both positions will require someone flexible, available to work but not necessarily on set days every week, which include weekdays and weekends. Please email your CV, including which position you are interested in and relevant experience, to
  • Vacancy at Claire's Cleaning Company - Part time, flexible hours. Must be: a driver, pleasant (no moaners), DBS checked, hard working and reliable. Call (Mobile) 07827 326 957 or PM via Facebook.
  • Daisy Chains - Looking for a part-time, friendly and enthusiastic, 'Level Three Early Years Practitioner' (presumably in Thurlstone - the ad did not give the location). This is a temporary post to July 2018 but could become permanent. If you are interested, please call 76 1852 or Email: An enhanced DBS check would be carried out on the successful candidate. (From Thurlstone Community Group).
  • Musicians Wanted for Penistone Gala Weekend - For Saturday 9th June 2018, noon to 4pm. This is an offer of a twenty to thirty-minute guest spot. THis 'celebration of local music' is in a Showground marquee, with a stage, lights, sound system and an appreciative audience. If you feel up to it, please fill in your details on Survey Monkey. You will probably be playing for free. Penistone Mayor's Parade and Gala will be the day after, on Sunday 10th June.
  • 25th Anniversary of Penistone Line Partnership - Looking for ideas and suggestions: 'What would you like to see us do more of in the future?' This organisation helps link communities on the Penistone Railway Line and arranges events such as organised walks and Music, Poetry and Comedy Trains (usually with Real Ale). They have achieved much since being founded in 1993. See PLP and you can submit ideas on Facebook.
  • Penistone Historic Archive - 10am to 1pm, Market Day (Thursday), Lower Hall, Community Centre. Penistone History and Archive Group would like old local photos, memorabilia, Almanacks or other history relevant to our area. They are better kept safely in Penistone, for us all to appreciate, than lost or on random display in distant Barnsley.

    The Group holds history talks on the first and third Weds of the month (not August) at Penistone Community Centre, for a small fee. Everyone welcome. All 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, this could be an excellent way to discover local knowledge and expand your social circle. See Pen Archive Group (Facebook).

See 'Penistone Area Team' (Facebook);  Penistone NDP;   Volunteer Groups; BMBC Surveys;
Is your car parking safe? Penistone Crime Reports (SY Police). Action Fraud. YW Callback; World Map.
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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.'