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Bringing in the ringers - Horseshoes a game of old and new

Horseshoes, pitching shoes or throwing shoes. No matter what you call it, the game has been around for generations. I remember watching my father pitching shoes at the family get togethers. But where it actually started may surprise you.

Horseshoes, the game is thought to have been around since the Roman occupation of Britain (1st to 5th century). There is no documentation that the Romans had or even made iron U shaped horseshoes at that time but they did use something. The game may have derived from the game called Quoits. This was an ancient Roman game that was played with a small wooden sha...


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