Meeks shoes was established in 1901 by my great grandfather Edward Meeks. He ran away from home at the age of 16 with just a shilling in his pocket and boarded a train to Ashton-under-Lyne. Edward managed to get a job as a sales assistant in a shoe shop, in Ashton, and eventually saved enough money to start his own shop, shown below. He became very involved in the local community and was awarded Alderman of the town.
Today the business is run by myself John, and my sister, the 4th generation of the Meeks family. I took over the business from my father in 1998 and in 2004 we acquired another long standing family business, Salter's shoes, in Oldham. We now have 5 stores in Ashton-under-Lyne, Stockport, Sale, OIdham and Alderley Edge.
I hope that you can feel that you can trust us as a family business and if there is anything that we can help you with please do contact me directly and I will be happy to help.
Our Original Store Photographed in 1913
My grand father Edward Meeks with his son William in 1939
Our current store in Ashton-under-Lyne, which is opposite the original site
45 Warrington Street
0161 330 4163
Meeks in Oldham
26-28 High Streeet
Oldham OL1 1JD
0161 624 2267
We bought the shop in Oldham from Graham Salter in 2004. Salters, as it was then known, was also a well loved family firm that had been trading since the 1920's. Graham retired and kindly sold the business to us. We have been very lucky to retain all of the staff from the old shop. Joanne, the manager, has worked in the shop since leaving school and Maralyn, the manager of the children's department, has been with the company for over 17 years.
13 Town Square
Sale, Cheshire, M33 7ZE
0161 973 1103
We have been trading in Sale for over 20 years, but have been in the Square for 7 years now. Sale is a smaller town, but has a good mix of independant stores, which is rare now. . We offer a greater range of discounted shoes in this shop, together with our full price merchandise.
6 Deanery Way
Stockport SK1 1PP
0161 480 3960
We have been trading in Stockport for over 40 years now. The shop is split on 2 floors, the adults on the ground, and the children's upstairs. .This shop is Clark's largest children's independent, in the North West, this year.