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Sweet Roller

20th Century

Sweet roller used in the Benson’s sweet factory in Bury.

Made from heavy-duty cast iron with shaped indentations to mould the sweets.

Bensons made sweets in Bury for around 70 years until their closure in 1989. The factory was located in Chesham New Road and later in Bell Lane.

The firm made boiled sweets rather than chocolates. They also made chewing mints, treacle toffee, liquorice and blackcurrant, chocolate éclairs, pear drops and bitter lemons, to name but a few. They made sweets that were sent all over the world with the company slogan ‘Something Good from Bury’.