A Personal View of Penistone   -    The Town that Thinks it's a Village
Family-friendly website, no swearing, no adverse images. Welcome to a personal view of the market town of Penistone on the River Don, Yorkshire, UK. This is a family-friendly website which explores my home town and local area. I hope that you will find something of interest. JB.
View from the Church topPenistone Coat of ArmsAerial View
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An iconic view of Penistone. Barnsley Council is allowing new houses to be built on the hillside near the church.

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Website Updates:
August 2019 September 2019
News on the Street: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • Dedication of the RAF100 Seat and Ceremonial Flagpole - Saturday 21st September. On a warm sunny morning, this event to dedicate a specially-commissioned wooden bench (for the RAF Centenary) and a ceremonial flagpole went very smoothly and in a professional manner. The ceremony was introduced by PGS Principal Paul Crook and the service led by Rev'd Dr Ian Gibson. Silkstone Old Band provided the music. Penistone MP Angela Smith gave a welcoming address and the service continued with hymns and prayers. Sheffield City Mayor Dan Jarvis MP gave a particularly good speech outlying the debt owed to the armed forces and particularly the wartime RAF. Penistone Mayor Cllr Gillian Millner presented the new flagpole to the school on behalf of the Penistone community and passed its plaque to PGS student Isaac for mountibng at the flagpole. Wreaths were laid by all organisations involved. The 'RAF Sunset Ceremony' was performed in accordance with RAF protocol as the flag was lowered by Air Training Corp cadets, followed by the National Anthem. The ceremony was also attended by Mrs Julia Bloomer Deputy Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (a Royal representative), wood carver Stephen Tarr who made the bench, both the PGS Head Girl and the PGS Head Boy (who escorted Mrs Bloomer), RAF personnel in uniform, The Holmfirth 1466th, Huddersfield 59th and Barnsley 148 Air Cadets, representatives from Tesco, Cllr Jonathan Cutts, other councillors, ex-Navy personnel in uniform and members of the Penistone community. Most of the funding was from the Tesco 'Bags of Help' scheme with the generous support of Penistone shoppers and they received a Thank You. Other important contributors who were thanked included Naylor Myers, Penistone Town Council, Penistone Ward Alliance and Penistone Spar.
  • Wedding Fayre - Weds 25th, 6pm to 9pm, Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley, Penistone, S36 9DF. Everyone is welcome, refreshments and canapés served. Cubley Hall - Tel. 76 6086.
  • Charity Cake Sale - Sat 28th, 1.30pm, Paramount. In aid of the Marie Curie Charity for the terminally ill.
  • RBL Harvest Festival Raffle - Some prizes are not yet claimed, ticket numbers: 15952 (£50), 16340 (£25), 14755 (bottle), 17177 (bottle) and 14490 (Gin Glasses). Bring your winning tickets to Penistone Royal British Legion. Total funds raised so far for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice are £8314.14. Well done to all concerned.
  • Night-time Woodhead Pass Closures - For people travelling to Manchester, until 15th November the A628 Woodhead Pass will close from 8pm to 6am each Monday - Thursday evening, between the Gun Inn and Flouch Roundabout. If you are going to the airport, you will need to add some extra travelling time. Glossop Online.
Wants and Needs: (Reload this page to see the latest updates)
  • BMBC CTS Survey - Barnsley Council is evaluating its Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme and looking for input from the public through its CTS Survey. It ends on Sunday 27th October.
  • IT Engineer Wanted - Penistone Grammar School are looking for a IT Deskside Engineer to work alongside the current IT Team. This is for term time only. Also a 'Catering Assistant' (dinner lady). See the school website for details.
  • Penistone Church Roof - Penistone St John's Church's roof is still in urgent need of repairing. We can be sure that the local community will support the Church Roof Appeal Fund, in the church's minimal efforts to raise the essential funds. Please support them before the roof caves in. It needs a new Roof Fund Barometer as in days of old.
  • Penistone Historic Archive - 10am to 1pm, Market Days (Thurs), The Neville Roebuck Room, Lower Hall, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. The Penistone History and Archive Group is always looking for old documents, Penistone Almanacks, family histories, local maps, memorabilia, photographs, slides, negatives, cine or video of local events and any other history relevant to the Penistone district. These things are precious to us and must not fall into Barnsley's hands or otherwise leave our area. The group is entirely independent and, in spite of rumours to the contrary, will not send our history to Barnsley. Donations of all kinds welcome. Penistone Archive.

    History talks are on the first and third Weds of each month (except August) at Penistone Community Centre, for a small fee. Everyone welcome. 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 one to join and a way to discover local knowledge. PHG Enquiries to: Secretary, Brian Robinson on (mobile) 07885 286 146. See Pen Archive Group (on Facebook).
  • Keep it in Penistone - Barnsley's museum is collecting our local history but this is not good for Penistone which has its own Historic Archives for all to see. In the Barnsley museum, our history might only be displayed in rotation, if at all, and could become lost, disregarded or forgotten. We might never see it again or ever get it back. Please prioritise and support our own independent Penistone Archive and History Group (Facebook) to keep it relevant. Also see PGS Archive (Fb).

 Volunteer Groups - BMBC Surveys - Car park safe? - Co-op Deals - Old Stuff
Penistone Crime Reports (SY Police) - Action Fraud - YW Callback - UK Bank Holidays.
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 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, Market Day, Community Centre. Debbie from Natwest.
  • Saturday Morning Market - Market Barn. Small market with Andy's good fruit & veg. (Email Market Services).
  • Learner Zone - Monday 1pm to 3pm, IT suite, Penistone Library. A quiet space with internet for study, with support for job searches, job applications and interview skills. Also maths, English & IT assessments.  (Facebook).
  • 'DIAL' Drop-in Advice - 10am to 1pm, Thurs, Top Office (former Berneslai), 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; Penistone Community Centre; Spring Vale Methodist Church; St Aidan's Church Oxspring; Whitby and Chandler Spring Vale; Penistone Leisure Centre; Millhouse Institute; Thurgoland Village Hall; the former shop in Ingbirchworth and a converted phone box in Upper Denby. Call 999 and give your location for an access code to open the box, then read the instructions inside the box. First Responders.
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Eskia Computers, Spring Vale.
The Navbar BST clock gizmo uses internet time. The country gizmo was added on 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.'