Last Saturday I showed you the unusual sight of two sheep and a dog posing outside Old Forge Furniture on Waterloo Road in Stalybridge.
Today I am showing you a wider view of the front of the building. The furniture company got its name from the fact that this building was originally blacksmith Arthur New's Shoeing Forge, built in 1907 although probably replacing an earlier forge. The name of Arthur New can be seen on the stones of the arch. (This can be seen better if you click on the image to see the larger version.)
At the time the forge was built the motor car was still a very rare sight and there was plenty of demand for horses to be shoed!
Unfortunately the blue banner above the arch is covering up a stone plaque bearing the words "Shoeing Forge".
See Google Aerial View of this location.
Upfest - Upfest Street Art Festival in Ashton this weekend.
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