Blacksmiths Lane in Queanbeyan.

A challenge to rework a dreary Queanbeyan laneway right into a brilliant artwork area has been accomplished.

The revitalised Blacksmiths Lane – within the metropolis’s CBD – was formally unveiled at present (October 28) and options massive scale murals, an illuminated artwork wall, and hand solid indicators.

The design of the paintings centres across the blacksmiths and wheelwrights who used to work in Monaro Avenue as early as 1877.

Monaro MP Nichole Total stated members of the Fowlie household – a reputation is synonymous with blacksmithing and forging in Queanbeyan – had been consulted through the design levels of the challenge.

“As blacksmiths at the beginning of the 1900s, the Fowlie’s would have solid metal for cartwheels, sulky springs and the like, and later transferring into the manufacture of springs for early mannequin motor automobiles,” stated Total.

“The enter the Fowlie household have given enhances the authenticity of the finished challenge.”

The challenge is a part of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s (QPRC) “Monaro Lanes” challenge and was funded by the NSW authorities.

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Ian Meikle, editor