Magdale and Steps: Life and Industry in a Textile Hamlet (2008) by Alan J. Brooke
Magdale and Steps: Life and Industry in a Textile Hamlet was written by Alan J. Brooke and published in 2008 by the author.
Written by an author with a strong attachment to the place, this study describes the evolution of a small community from the days of the handloom weavers, through the industrial revolution, to the heyday of textile manufacture.
The lives of people from farm labourers to woollen manufacturers is depicted, sometimes in vivid detail, against the wider background of rapid social change, culminating in the tragedy of the First World War.
- 94 pages (first edition)
- author's web site
A new edition of the book, updated by the author, was published in 2018 by Honley Civic Society: