This photo was given to my Mum by a lady named Margaret. It shows the Smithy that stood on "Smithy Lane" next door to the Ring o Bells Pub. I believe she is one of the little girls and the Smithy is her Uncle. I think the photo was taken circa 1950 just before it was demolished.
This view show the area around where the Smithy stood prior to its demolition. The Smithy stood to the very right (off picture next to the lamp post). James North has since been demolished and a new housing estate is in its place.
This shot shows what stands there now - A car park for the Ring o Bells pub.
Margaret, if you are reading this blog, please will you get in touch so we can get the story details correct and thank you properly.