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 -

Cancelled until further notice

  • Venue: Whiston Parish Hall: Well Lane, Whiston; Rotherham, S60 4HX.
  • Due to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all WHS Meetings are currently cancelled untill further notice.
  • We will bring you an update as soon as we have one.

(The Yorkshire Rose).

2020 General Meetings

Throughout 2020, the Society will meet on the following dates:

  • 7th January 2020 a 2.00pm meeting – Mr Tompkin and Mr Savage
  • 4th February 2020 – Mr Smales on 'Rotherham Industry'.
  • 3rd March 2020 – Mr Tompkin on 'Herringthorpe'.
  • 7th April 2020 – Mr McLoughlin on 'The Vikings'.
  • 5th May 2020 – Mr Read on 'Ravenfield Ponds'.
  • 2nd June 2020 - Mr Savage on 'Whiston Brook'.
  • 7th July 2020 - Mr Tompkin on 'Trade Tokens'.
  • 4th August 2020 - NO MEETING - Society Summer Visit(s)
  • 8th September 2020 - Mr McLoughlin on 'Bolsover Castle'.
  • 6th October 2020 - To Be Confirmed
  • 3rd November 2020 - Rev Park on 'Whiston Methodist Church'.
  • 1st December 2020 - 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