Whiston Sign Whiston Heritage Society
Rotherham, South Yorkshire


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, 3rd December 2019; 7.00pm

  • Venue: Whiston Parish Hall: Well Lane, Whiston; Rotherham, S60 4HX.
  • Featuring a special Christmas-themed event by Mr Tompkin.
  • Meeting Invite: please click > here < for the meeting invite.
  • Entry Fee: £2.00 for members or £3.00 for guests.

(A typical Christmas scene from yesteryear)

- 2020 Calendars -

We currently have our 2020 Calendars on sale to both members and non-members.

  • Featuring historic photographs of Whiston; digitally enhanced for the best quality.
  • Available in A4 Size - not too big or small!
  • Cost £3.00 each
  • Please contact us for details on how to purchase. Also available to buy at our monthly meetings.

2019 General Meetings

Throughout 2019, the Society will meet on the following dates:

  • 8th January 2019 a 2.00pm meeting – Mr Tompkin on the “History of the Chesterfield Canal”
  • 5th February 2019 – Mr Sotheran on “Barrows and Bunkers”
  • 5th March 2019 – Mr Peter Hawkridge on “Moorgate”
  • 2nd April 2019 – Margaret Jackson on “The Chapel on the Bridge”
  • 7th May 2019 – Mr McLoughlin on “Signs, Symbols and Secrets”
  • 4th June 2019 - Mr Tompkin on "Items from the Secretary's Collection"
  • 2nd July 2019 - "A Walk Round Whiston"- as part of Whiston Festivities Week
  • 6th August 2019 - NO MEETING - Society Summer Visit(s)
  • 3rd September 2019 - Mr McLoughlin on "Roche Abbey, Maltby"
  • 1st October 2019 - Mr Savage on - "Bawtry Road - A618"
  • 5th November 2019 - Mr Rivington on "Whiston Parish Church - Revisited"
  • 3rd December 2019 - A Christmas Special

All meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm in Whiston Parish Hall, Well Lane, Whiston; Rotherham, S60 4HX.
Entry is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for visitors, with under 16s free!!
All are welcome to join us.

Whiston Heritage Society - Key People:
  • Hon. President: Mr D. Dyson
  • Chairman:Mr C. Rivington
  • Mr H. Tompkin
  • Mr T. Griffiths
  • Mr M. Hopps
  • Mr I. Savage
  • Mrs J. Bradbury