• Image of 'Sweet Relief'
  • Image of 'Sweet Relief'

'Sweet Relief' takes its name from William Nuttall's confectionary success manufacturing the famous Minto and the Liquorice Lump. A notable philanthropist Nuttall was known for his generosity, giving away large sums of his fortune to help 'aged spinsters, hospitals, orphanages, ex-servicemen's organisations'. Following in his fathers footsteps, both father and son are recorded as having made 'countless benefactions' to the people of Doncaster.

On his death in 1934 it is reported that Nuttall left £221,000.

'The William Nuttall Cottage Homes' is one example of a planned development by Nuttall, who set up a trust to provide 'cottage homes for aged spinsters' at Bennetthorpe, Doncaster. The almshouses are documented as having been erected in 1930, 'laid out in the pattern of traditional almshouses of standard size set in communal grounds'.

The William Nuttall Cottage Homes are now a listed conservation area, where the development remains relatively unchanged and continues to have the use for which it was originally intended.

Source References:
1. http://www.donny.co.uk/Doncaster/news/index.php3?ID=1314
2. http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/planningandbuildings/designandconservation/conservationareasindoncaster/aread/Doncaster___William_Nuttall_Cottage_Homes_Conservation_Area.aspx

Dimensions: H110cm x W34cm x D33cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Nuttall's Mintoes Tin,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Flan Tin,
Vintage Enamel Funnel,
Vintage Copper Jelly Mould,
Vintage Oil Lamp Holder,
Vintage Lamp Base,
Vintage Velvet Bow Tie,
4 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Pygmy Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Metal Bar,
D-Shackle,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

Please be advised:

Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.

As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.

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Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.