A PIECE of Honley's history has been dusted off and made available to a new generation of villagers.
The Honley Town Book, a record of civic life in Honley between 1746 and 1846, has been translated into modern English by villager Mrs Shirley Heaton.
Mrs Heaton, of Concord Street, is studying heraldry and geneaology.
She translated the book to mark the 500th anniversary of St Mary's Church, Honley.
And at the weekend she signed copies at the church. The book has been kept in the vestry at the church, and cannot be taken out or accessed by the public.
Mrs Heaton worked mainly from photocopies to translate the document.
It shows all the jobs carried out by the church such as policing, taxation and health care.
Mrs Heaton said: "Anyone trying to trace their families will find it useful. I am an enthusiastic amateur family historian myself. It is a fascinating book."
The new book has been printed in a long, rectangular ledger style - exactly as it was hundreds of years ago.
Mrs Heaton has also managed to keep the words as close as possible to their original positions in the book.
Only 150 copies were available for sale.