Explore city's confectionary history at the Sheffield General Cemetery

The lives of sweet-makers from Sheffield will be explored as part of Heritage Open Days this weekend.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 12:47 pm

Sheffield General Cemetery volunteers have explored this year’s theme of Edible England by focusing on George Basset, founder of Liquorish Allsorts, who is buried in the cemetery. A founder member of Maxton’s, still manufacturing sweets in Meersbrook, was also buried there.

Sheffield General Cemetery Trust said: “We are now very proud to talk about the sweet makers who lived and died in Sheffield and who probably bought a little bit of sweetness to the people of Sheffield.”

The cemetery will have an exhibition, sweet shop, talks and more on September 11 and 12.

Sheffield General Cemetery