I would love to tell you all about its history but I cannot do any better than the website penpictorial which includes a section on the history of Penistone as well as many other interesting things and local news. I highly recommend you visit the site.
We have our own local community radio station, Penistone FM which really is excellent
Also worth a visit is the Penistone Paramount which doubles as a cinema and theatre. If you watch a film there, they always have an intermission where you can top your drinks up at the excellent bar.
We also have our own football team, Penistone Church FC, whose first team play in the Northern Counties East League. They also have an excellent clubhouse which serves a wide range of drinks including real ale. Always worth a visit even if there isn’t a game on!