Horse bus outside the Bull's Head, Church Street, c1890
Sources for the history of  Eccles
The Eccles Local History Collection includes many books, pamphlets, maps, photographs, postcards and other items relating to the area. Copies of the Eccles and Patricroft Journal, Parish Registers and Census records are held on microfilm.
The Collection is housed at
Salford Local History Library.

Select Bibliography on the history of Eccles
Johnston, F.R. Eccles. The growth of a Lancashire town. (1967)

Rowbotham, D. A chronological history of Eccles from 656-1996 (1999)

Swindells, T. Chapters in the history of Eccles(1914) (This can be viewed online on the Mancuniensis website) 

The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, VOL.IV, pages 352-376 (1911)

Wickham, H. and the Local History Group of the Third Age Church Street, Eccles, from village lane to high street (1992)

Books of photographs
Ashworth, T. and C.Carson Eccles remembered (1992)

Baggoley, Martin Eccles in old photographs (2003)
Bowes, Peter and Madeleine Patry Eccles. A collection of old photographs (1982)

Gray, Ted Greetings from Eccles 1892-1992 (1992)

See also Publications, and recommended reading on selected pages of this website: Eccles Cakes; James Nasmyth; Waterways; Railways.