Here’s a photo that I took last week of The Old Smithy – a building that you can see down the little alley way next to the bike shop on Market Street. Until fairly recently there was a sign on this building for Jones The Chain. That’s now gone for whatever reason (any idea why?) but the original sign (maybe) remains, dating The Old Smithy back to 1882. So what was the Old Smithy? A comment in this post says that Jones The Chain sold paraffin and Calor gas along with chains for boat moorings.
Walk down the alley into Old Smithy Courtyard and there’s another building to the left that is used by a company called Quadrant Press: