All virtual tour photography copyright ©2010 - 2012 Stuart Gibbins.
Most old photographs are scanned from Penistone Grammar School's own collection or the Barnsley and Penistone Libraries' archives and are used with kind permission; these are gernerally credited.
Another useful resource has been Neville Robuck's collection of newspaper clippings and ephemera which form part of the Pensitone & District Archive which is housed in the Millenium Room at Penistone Paramount.
All other photos are credited wherever possible. In cases where this has been overlooked, please email with details and changes will be made at the time of the next site update.
The article which appears on the history page was written by David Hey for "Six Hundred Glorious Years", a commemorative book published to celebrate 600 years of Pensitone Grammar School in 1992.
The clip art is from various royalty-free sources.
Funding for the initial stages of this project was provided by The East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP). Without their help this archive would probably never have been started and would certainly never have been made available to the public for several years, if at all. Thanks must be given to Tracey Charlesworth and Stephen Gould of EPIP for their encouragement and help in getting this off the ground.
During the shooting of the tour itself, I received help from several members of staff at PGS: caretakers were particularly helpful and tolerant of my eccentric requests to get into rooms that were surely of no interest to anyone; cleaning staff for their patience and working round me; kitchen staff for allowing me to photograph their workspace whilst they prepared the day's meals (despite the fact that they made me wear an "amusing" hairnet for the duration).
The contribution of Kevin Neil to this project can't be underestimated. His unflagging enthusiasm ensured I was able to get access to rooms I wouldn't normally have expected to shoot whilst also making areas available to me outside of normal school hours. Without this help it's fair to say that barely half of the school would have featured in the virtual tour.
Below is a selection of link to sites I found useful during research for this project. Some may be temporary so please get in touch if any have lapsed.
Penistone Grammar ALC - the school's website.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penistone_Grammar_School - Wikipedia entry for Penistone Grammar School.
Archaeological survery of Netherfields - downloadable PDF with photos, historical observational information. The report was commissioned by Barnsley Metropolitan County Council to meet a condition placed on Planning Consent for the demolition of the buildings.
Archaeological survery Fulford, Weirfield and the Stables - similar report to the above but focussing on the three buildings.
www.workhouses.org.uk/Penistone/ - information about the history of Netherfields and its origins as a workhouse.
Barnsley LEA - the local education authority's site which features a selection of photographs taken during the construction of the new ALC. You can also see a computer-generated flythrough of the proposed building.
Penistone Grammar's £35m revamp - a pictorial feature by the BBC about the new development.
A Penistone couple have researched, written and published two books to date to commemorate the men from Penistone, Thurlstone and the surrounding areas who lost their lives in "The Great War". "The Stories Behind the Names" gives details of the family, personal and military history of each of the 58 names on Penistone memorial and seven other men not on the memorial, but from the local area.
The website can be seen here:
Information about notable ex-pupils
HEATHER ARMITAGE - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Armitage - athlete and Olympic medallist.
MARK BEEVERS - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Beevers - professional footballer, currently with Sheffield Wednesday.
KATHERINE BRUNT - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Brunt - England women's Cricketer of the Year in 2006 and 2010.
PAUL COPLEY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Copley - actor. Most recently appeared in Downton abbey.
SAM ELLIS - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Ellis_(athlete) -athlete, 2006 European Athletics Championshipship bronze medallist.
KIERAN HYDE - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieran_Hyde - professional rugby league player
STEVEN HOUGHTON - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Houghton - actor. Most recently seen in Coronation Street.
NOEL MOORE - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Moore - civil servant who was responsible for running the process leading to the decimalisation of the UK's currency in 1971.
CHRIS MORGAN - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Morgan_(English_footballer) - professional footballer currently playing for Sheffield United.
NICHOLAS SAUNDERON - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Saunderson - the Thurlstone-born mathematician and colleague of Isaac Newton.
ROLO TOMASSI - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolo_Tomassi - rock band.
ELLEN WHITAKER - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Whitaker - show jumping rider