One of Pen & Sword's best-known local authors, David Hey, sadly passed away in March 2016.
He was Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield, President of the British Association for Local History and the Chairman of the British Record Society. He also served as the South Yorkshire and North-East Derbyshire Area President of The Ramblers' Association. He was well-known and much respected for his numerous books, articles and lectures relating to Yorkshire and Derbyshire, including The History of Penistone and District (2002) for Wharncliffe Books. He grew up in the Penistone district and later lived with his wife at Dronfield Woodhouse.