VIDEO: Sweet success for Doncaster tin collecting couple

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Sweet success is certainly in the can for a keen Doncaster local history enthusiast.

For canny Geoff Bennett is helping to chronicle the town’s heritage – with a huge collection of sweet tins stretching back to the golden age of Doncaster’s sweet-toothed past.

Geoff (64) and June Bennett (73) from Bessacarrand their collection of sweet tins.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Geoff (64) and June Bennett (73) from Bessacarrand their collection of sweet tins. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

And that’s because Geoff and wife June have amassed more than 300 nostalgic tins at their Bessacarr home, charting the history of three of the town’s confectionery manufacturers, preserving a host of names that will leave many a reader licking their lips and getting dewy-eyed for a taste of long forgotten days.

For the full story of Geoff and June’s sweet tin collection, get hold of this week’s Free Press.