Welcome

 

Hello and welcome to our website. We are a local history group whose main interest lies in the village (and its surrounding area) that we all call home - Whiston Village, located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK. We aim to document the life of the village; past, present and future; present this information in the form of books, publications, lectures; photographs and videos; and provide advice, support and information to the local community and wider general public in their search for information about Whiston. For more details about the Society's goals, please view the 'About Us' section of our site.

Thank you for taking the time to look around. Please contact us if you would like further advice, support or information on Whiston Village; or if you have any materials or documentation that may help us with our work.


About Whiston

Whiston is a picturesque village located in South Yorkshire, around 2.5 miles south-east of Rotherham. It has a current population of approximately 5,000 residents (1) and contains a number of listed and historical buildings; several of which have a long and interesting story associated with them. The most significant of these being Whiston Parish Church and the Manorial Barn - the latter is the only such building of its kind in the north of England. In addition, there are a number of pleasant walks around the village; and its surrounding green-belt countryside; plus many public houses, which provide traditional refreshment.

- Our Next Meeting -

Tuesday, 6th February 2024
7.15pm for 7.30pm start

Venue: Whiston Parish Hall,
Well Lane,
Whiston,
Rotherham,
S60 4HX

Talk:   Trains, Trams and Trolleybuses in Sheffield and Rotherham - by Matthew Hopps

A more detailed look at the public transport systems that once served the people of Sheffield and Rotherham; but that are no longer with us!

  • Regular Entry Fee: £3.00 for both members and guests; with refreshments.

  • All are welcome to join us.

 

Victoria Station

Sheffield Victoria Station on its last night before closure - 5th January 1970.

- 2024 General Meetings -

Throughout 2024, the Society will meet on the following dates:

(all dates are Tuesday evenings).

  • 9th January 2024 - Fotos from Facebook   by Matthew Hopps

  • 6th February 2024 - Trams, Trains and Trolleybuses in South Yorkshire  by Matthew Hopps

  • 5th March 2024 - Whiston in World War 2  by Hazel Hopps

  • 2nd April 2024 - The History of Whiston Parish Church Choir  by Gill Bradbury

  • 7th May 2024 - Whiston Miscellany  by Patricia Goral

  • 4th June 2024 - The History of Whiston Parish Council   by Tony Griffin

  • 2nd July 2024 - Subject to be confirmed   TBA

  • 6th August 2024 - Subject to be confirmed   TBA

  • 3rd September 2024 - Subject to be confirmed   TBA

  • 1st October 2024 - Why Is Parkgate So Special? Part 1'.   by Tony Dodsworth

  • 5th November 2024 - Whiston: Manslaughter and Murder   by Matthew Hopps

  • 3rd December 2024 - Sheffield Folk Songs Part II   by Tony Griffin

Please click here to download a copy of these dates as a .pdf file (A5 size).

We document life in Whiston, both from the past up to the current time; and then present that knowledge to the local community in the form of monthly meetings, talks and exhibitions.

Whiston Heritage Society

Rotherham, South Yorkshire