MellMade Design

Hello my name is Melanie Milne and I’m a designer specialising in both graphic design and letterpress print based in Eccleshall with a love for creating both personal commission pieces, as well as bespoke prints to have in the home. I design personalised prints for any occasion, a special birthday, anniversary, wedding gift, or a mother’s day gift.

Hidden Gem – QJS Marquetry & Web Design


Turning your hobby into a business is a dream for many, but one Eccleshall craftsman has made it happen for two hobbies!  Quentin Smith spent over 30 years as a food microbiologist before setting up his marquetry and web design business – QJS Marquetry & Web Design.

“Most people understand what a web designer does” says Quentin, “but far fewer know much about marquetry, which is the art of making pictures and decorating objects with designs crafted from different species of wood.”  (more…)

Hidden Gem – Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes

Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes

Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes owner Liz Berwick home bakes and hand decorates giant cupcakes, mini cupcakes and cakepops from her Eccleshall kitchen. She provides delicious bespoke, made-to-order cupcakes for all occasions from children’s themed party cakes to elegant wedding towers and even corporate themed cupcakes for a range of local businesses.


Hidden Gem – Courtyard Coffee

Courtyard Coffee

Courtyard Coffee stocks a wide range of single origin coffee beans from all over the World, many distinctive loose leaf Teas, and luxurious Grated Chocolate for making into Hot Chocolate at home. There is also a range of exceptional quality Decaffeinated coffee beans from Single Coffee Estates. (more…)

Hidden Gem – A Farmer’s Daughter

A Farmer’s Daughter is a creative rural business run by artist and designer Helen Thompstone, from her family’s farm at Bromley Hall, near Eccleshall. (more…)

Hidden Gems

Totally Locally was created, and continues with passion, to celebrate the fantastic shops, businesses and people that we have in our local areas. These are the Hidden Gems in our towns that make the place that little bit different, that little bit more colourful, and that little bit better to live in. They are all there in every local area – it is just probably that we have forgotten them a little in our rushed lives and our obsession with the Supermarkets.

The team in Totally Locally Eccleshall are already collecting the Hidden Gems that make your town special. We’ll profile them on this website with some cracking photos. There’ll be some you know, and some that you’ll discover for the first time. It’s about being a tourist in your home town.

Tell us about your Hidden Gem in Eccleshall

Photo montage of Eccleshall Getting Totally Locally in your town