My grandmother was Kate Elfrida Speller, born in Bow on 30th. October 1870, later married to Edward Lawrence Burt. The families lived in the general Hackney, Bethnal Green, Ronmford areas, finally ending up near Saffron Walden. She remembered going to vist an aunt and seeing her cousins making sweets in the kitchen, to be sold in the family shop. They were the Maynard family and later produced the famous Wine gums! Any news/links would be interesting as I'm only just beginning on that branch of the family.