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.

- Next Meeting -

Tuesday, 5th October 2021;
7.00pm for 7.15pm start

  • Venue: Whiston Parish Hall: Well Lane, Whiston; Rotherham,
    S60 4HX
  • Our first meeting back post-pandemic!
  • Featuring a talk on 'Items from the Collection of Mr H. Tompkin'
  • Entry: Free of Charge for this meeting only
  • Regular Entry Fee (November 2021 meeting onwards): £2.00 for members or £3.00 for guests.

(The Yorkshire Rose).

2021 General Meetings

Throughout 2021, the Society will meet on the following dates:

  • 5th October 2021 - Items from Henry's Collection

  • 2nd November 2021 - Either:
    George Shaw: A Legacy in Pottery, Flint, Coal and Steel (Swinden Labs)     -or-   Morthen Hall

  • 7th December 2021 - A Christmas Special

Currently on Sale: available now

Now back in print: :

Youthful Memories of Whiston
Mrs E. Kimber

The gentle story of village life in 1890s and early 1900s
Available now for just £2.00 per copy; please use the 'Contact Us' option to order from us directly.

Whiston Heritage Society

Rotherham, South Yorkshire