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Coronation Chocolates

Written by on July 13, 2023

The box of sweets was given to a schoolgirl to celebrate the 1902 coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and has remained untouched for more than a century.

They were given to nine-year-old Mary Ann Blackmore at her school that year, but instead of eating them, she decided to keep them as a memento of the occasion.

The vanilla chocolates were passed down through her family until her granddaughter, Jean Thompson, 72, brought the tin to Hanson’s Auctioneers in Derby.

121 years later it will be sold at an auction.


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