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'Sweet Reprieve' 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.

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Dimensions: H 93cm W 28cm D 24cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage 'Nuttall's Mintoes' Tin,
Vintage Flan Tin,
Vintage Posser,
Vintage Bun Tin,
Vintage Funnel,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Copper Mould,
3 x E14 LED Cabachon Lamps,
1 x 18W 24V LED Transformer
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Black Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Bar,
Copper Pipe,
Copper Reducer
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

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