Ecclestons Confectioners, the 112-year-old Welsh bakery chain, has closed all of its 10 sites and bakery – after the company’s owner failed to find a buyer for the business. David Eccleston decided to close down the business, which includes sites in Wrexham, Llangollen, Bala, Corwen, Chirk and Oswestry and a bakery in Coedpoeth, after retiring earlier this month. A dozen full-time staff and 30 part-timers have been made redundant. The business was set up in 1898 by Arthur Eccleston and has since been run by four generations of the family. At its peak it had 15 shops and three cafes.