MAGDALE AND STEPS
by Alan J Brooke
Written by an author with a strong sense of attachment to this most attractive part of the village, the book describes the evolution of the small community of Magdale near Honley from the days of the handloom weavers, through the industrial revolution to the heyday of textile manufacturing. The lives of people from farm labourers to woollen manufacturers are depicted, sometimes in vivid detail, against the wider background of rapid social change, culminating in the tragedy of the First World War. The book has 88 pages.