Eccles

Eccles (ekˈəlz) [key], town (1991 pop. 37,166), Salford metropolitan district, NW England, in the Manchester metropolitan area on the Manchester Ship Canal. Industries include chemicals, rubber, plastics, textiles, and light and heavy engineering. Eccles cakes are famous. The parish church is said to date from 1111, although most of the present building is of the 15th cent.

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