Buried among the weird and wonderful items at Hansons you will find a century-old box of chocolates, as images taken from the auctioneers in Etwall, Derbyshire on Monday show.

When Eileen Margaret Elmes was given a box of Pascall’s Little Red Riding Hood Chocolate Novelties as a Christmas present more than 100 years ago, she simply could not bring herself to eat them.

Elmes kept her nursery-rhyme themed box with her until she passed away at the age of 99 in 2007.

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