It managed to survive two World Wars and several recessions, but 112-year-old Welsh bakery chain Ecclestons Confectioners closed its doors for the last time earlier this month, following the retirement of the company’s owner David Eccleston.The 73-year-old decided to close down the business, which comprises 10 retail shops across Wrexham, Llangollen, Bala, Corwen, Chirk and Oswestry and a bakery in Coedpoeth, after failing to find a buyer and with no one in the family willing to take it on.“My son worked as general manager in the bakery, but he has his own business interests,” Eccleston told the local newspaper. “I also have five daughters, but if I had five sons it is possible one of them might have wanted to take it over. “There is also the fact that, in the present economic climate, people are finding it difficult to borrow money from the banks and it is hard to buy any business, so we are just closing down.”A dozen full-time staff and 30 part-timers have been made redundant.The business was set up in 1898 by David Eccleston’s father Arthur Eccleston and has since been run by four generations of the family.
City beat Arsenal 3-0 with Raheem Sterling opening the scoring courtesy of a ball from De Bruyne who wasn’t officially attributed with the assist. After going level with Henry on Sunday, a City fan suggested the 29-year-old should appeal to become the new assist leader. “KDB needs to appeal for this and get the record,” the social media account wrote, accompanied with footage of De Bruyne’s non-assist to Sterling. However, some supporters refuted the City fan’s claim and said the ball took a deflection on its way to Sterling. One Twitter user wrote: “It’s not an assist if the ball takes a deflection lol.” A second wrote: “Never an assist hth.” A third added: “Takes a deflection which completely makes the goal lol.” Speaking after thrashing Norwich 5-0, De Bruyne said: “I have got two more [assists]. You guys took two away from me. “I’m still claiming that one. For me I was already there [level with Henry’s record].” Pep Guardiola paid tribute to De Bruyne following his two goals against Norwich. Read Also: Ronaldo, Juve teammates celebrate Serie A title in style “We know the assists and the quality he has for this but we need his goals,” explained the Spaniard. “He scored two brilliant goals. Of course, the first one is special.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The video of Kevin De Bruyne’s supposed assist against Arsenal has gone viral after the Manchester City superstar equaled Thierry Henry’s Premier League record. De Bruyne finished the 2019/20 Premier League campaign with an impressive 20 assists to his name. He equaled Henry’s long-time record, but the Belgium maestro believes he was robbed of an assist earlier in the season at the Emirates. Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show
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