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Offline kob3203

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"Qualified to perform the duties of a Cold-shoe" - What's that ?
« on: Sunday 12 November 17 07:43 GMT (UK) »
I've got a service record that states (on the last page) against "4. Passed classes of instruction.."

"Qualified to perform the duties of a Cold-shoe at aldershot 31.8.17"

So what's a cold-shoe then ?
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Offline Mike in Cumbria

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Re: "Qualified to perform the duties of a Cold-shoe" - What's that ?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 November 17 07:58 GMT (UK) »
Fitting shoes on to a horse without the use of heat to shape the shoe to the hoof.

It's quicker than hot-shoing, but can be less precise, particularly if the horse has unusual-shaped feet.
Como le dijo el mosquito a la rana, "Mas vale morir en el vino que vivir en el agua"

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Re: "Qualified to perform the duties of a Cold-shoe" - What's that ?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 November 17 08:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. I just noticed that the line above mentions mounted infantry, so I should have spotted the horse/shoe connection!
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Re: "Qualified to perform the duties of a Cold-shoe" - What's that ?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 November 17 16:11 GMT (UK) »
And a slight correction to your transcription - it actually says "cold-shoer", rather than "cold-shoe" which makes more sense.
Como le dijo el mosquito a la rana, "Mas vale morir en el vino que vivir en el agua"