I have reproduced the recipie just as it appears in my mothers cook book, but I feel a little topping is required, possibly sugar and nuts, crumble, almonds, shredded coconut, or some marmalade.
You could play around with the recipie by adding different fruit, berries, apples or peaches would be nice. You could also vary the bread by using raisin or cinnamon bread.
Also, I think 'meat tin' may refer to a baking dish. I would break the bread up before soaking. It states "1 or 2 eggs" - I would go with 2 I think.