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 6 stores located in: Ashton-Under-Lyne, Sale, Oldham and Alderley Edge and two stores in Stockport.
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
Our old ashton store. After 50 Years of trading on Warrington Street Ashton-Under-Lyne, opposite the original site, we have Closed this store & relocated. See below.
21 Staveleigh Mall LadySmith Shopping Centre Ashton-Under-Lyne Lancashire OL6 7JJ Head Office: 0161 330 3989 Shop Floor: 0161 330 6469
Our new Ashton store is located next to Boots in Ashton-Under-Lyne.
26-28 High Streeet Oldham Lancashire 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.
We opened our Alderley Edge store in 2014, this store specializes in high-end Mens Smart Shoes with brands such as: Barker, Cheaney & Church. This store stocks more brands including: Ecco, Skechers & Fitflops.
13 townsquare Cheshire Sale 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, This shop is Clark's largest children's independent, in the North West, this year.
Meeks Stockport 2
2 Warren Street Stockport Cheshire SK1 1UD 0161 480 6964
We opened this store in April 2016, this store provides much easier access to our childrens department as it is on the ground floor, it also offers much more space and a more modern look. All of the childrens shoes from Stockport 1 are now located at Stockport 2.