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Eccles Cakes: The word “Eccles” means ‘church’; it is assumed the town takes it's name after the old church built in 1111 AD. Each year a service was held at the church to celebrate its construction, it was called Eccles Wakes. Following the fair food and drink was served, including (so the story goes) Eccles Cakes. These cakes were banned in 1650 AD due to the Puritan believe that they had pagan connections.

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The Quays In Aqua from the Salford Quays Series, 2013, by Salford-based printmaker John Pindar.

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Elvis supports England in Eccles, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 2006, photograph by Paul Heskes.

Eccles new looking train station #eccles #train #manchester

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Eccles Parish Church on an April day, Eccles, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1965, photographer unknown. From Chetham's Library's Mullineux Collection.