Find yourself in Eccles on 18th May

Our gentleman contributor Norton of Morton has been headhunted for his charity shopping and styling skills. Read on to find out more…

Eccles is a little town in Salford famous across the globe for its cake. First produced and sold in the town in 1793, Eccles Cake is still exported to far flung lands and enjoyed by eager mouths keen to taste the flaky pastry, currants and its other assortment of ingredients.

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Making Eccles Cakes

There is a great deal more to Eccles than a sweet treat though, ladies and gentlemen. To illustrate this, on Saturday 18 May it is Eccles Day with a host of exciting activities taking place. Hurrah!

As part of the Eccles Day celebrations, running from 10.00am to 3.00pm, there will be the Eccles Farmers’ Market, a craft market, a brass band and an art exhibition. If that wasn’t enough, little ones are also encouraged to have their collective faces daubed in paint which I am told is a good thing. I believe the term is ‘face painting’.

eccles day lge

The ‘Found it in Eccles’ style challenge is the crowning glory though and I am rather excited to be taking part in the proceedings. A handful of people, including yours truly, have been tasked with creating a new ensemble for the paltry amount of £15 per person.  Can we do it? Find out for yourself!

If like me you like nothing more than to charge round charity shops, you will be pleased to know that I have spied at least five – The Mustard Tree, Scope, Age UK, British Red Cross and British Heart Foundation.

There is also free parking all day on the John Williams Street car park (please note a charge may apply for your horse-drawn carriage).

Is there a town you can recommend I should take my bowler-clad head? Pray tell, dear reader.




  1. May 14, 2013 / 2:01 pm

    Fab indeed just back from my regular jaunts around my local Eccles charity shops with a rather dashing pair of mens summer brogues

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