Mrs.Acroyd is actually a dog and according to poet and songwriter Les Barker wrote several books of poems with Les's help back on the 70's and 80's. This LP "Mrs Ackroyd - Superstar" in on the Free Reed label from 1977. Here's a excerpt from the liner notes by Les- "I was born at an early age in Manchester and quickly became a mediocre left back in a Church of England youth club football team, which consisted of nine catholics, an agnostic and a police cadet who got sent off every week for shouting obscenities at referee's daughters. He is now a big fat constable and kept in a glass case on the Golden Mile at Blackpool. You put your money in the slot and he laughs his head off at you for it."
Anyway, on this great record are various people including Les doing versions of Les's songs. You can find out more about Les Barker and the Mrs. Ackroyd Band HERE.