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Yet there's more history to GT Blagg and it's trademark bicycle than you might think. The hardware store has been in business for 150 years after being handed down through the generations of shopkeepers. Read more:Mancunian Charlotte Worthington pulls off historic move to win Olympic BMX freestyle gold It was founded as an ironmongers in 1871 by Thomas Henry Blagg and then taken over by his brother, George Thomas Blagg in 1895.
Eric Grasie, who worked for the Blaggs from around 1920, was next to take it on, followed by his son Alan, who's ran it ever since.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk