Barringer, Wallis & Manners chocolate tin mystery

The chocolate tin
The chocolate tin

MANSFIELD man David Sandilands is asking for fellow Chad readers’ help in tracing the background of this unusuachocloate tin.

David, who recently bought the tin, believes from its shape and design that it was manufactured by Mansfield based firm Barringer, Wallis & Manners.

He said: “The unusual thing about this tin is that it was not made for wholesale distribution, but specifically for the friends and family of a Mr & Mrs W. Holmes Reddan who were married in 1887 and were celebrating their silver wedding anniversary on 3rd May, 1912.”

The inscription on the top says: ‘With compliments from Mr & Mrs W Holmes Reddan, A Souvenir of their Silver Wedding,May 3rd Westfield House, Mansfield’.

Despite extensive research, David has been unable to trace information about Mr and Mrs Holmes Reddan or Westfield House. He added: “If any readers have any information which might help, I would be grateful

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