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, 2nd July 2024
7.15pm for 7.30pm start

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

Talk:   The History of Whiston Parish Church Choir- by Gill Bradbury

Following on from our visit to the Parish Church last month, hear the story of the Church's choir over it's lengthy history and the role it plays in the Church's life and worship: the characters involved, the hymns sung and all the crazy adventures along the way!

Long standing Chorister Gill Bradbury will be our guide.

  • Regular Entry Fee: £3.00 per person. Refreshments will be served.

  • All are welcome to join us.

Download our latest newsletter / meeting invite here


Church Choir

Whiston Parish Church Choir in 1960

- 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 and Matthew Hopps

  • 2nd April 2024 - The History of Whiston Parish Council  by Tony Griffin

  • 7th May 2024 - Whiston Miscellany  by Patricia Goral

  • 4th June 2024 - A Tour of Whiston Parish Church   by Patrick White

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

  • 6th August 2024 - Maltby High Street - 100 Years of Change   by Thomas Best

  • 3rd September 2024 - 'Mine's a Pint' - a History of British Pubs   by David Wadkin MBE

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

  • 5th November 2024 - Whiston: Murder, Manslaughter and Ghost Stories   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