The Old Forge
I moved to Calne in January 1989 and this was the first time I had photographed my new home. I had been told that the house was formerly a forge, and this was borne out by the huge depth of the fireplace and the presence of horseshoes around the outbuildings. The deeds referred also in 1935 to a blacksmith's shop behind the building, the blacksmith being John Hill.
Frederick Manners lived in the cottage over the turn of the century, and later a Mrs Dolman, at which time is was a one-up one-down property. The building dates from 1780 or earlier, and the steeper pitched roof would originally have been hatched.
When the tree blossomed it was revealed as an apple tree. The lean-to to the left of the building was a primitive bathroom and I had established that grants would be available to knock it down and build a new one in the space beside the old conservatory, which would also be replaced.
(Taken with a Pentax ME, using a Pentax 24-35mm lens, on Kodacolor VR100 negative film, ISO 100, scanned on a printer-copier-scanner from a BonusFilm Express 6x4 print)
Having completed going through Cat card box, I have opened one labelled Old Forge, which chronicles renovations between 1989 and 1997.
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Pixies- Monkey Gone To Heaven (1989)