Oakham Horseshoes by rjb71

Oakham Horseshoes

This is in the great hall of Oakham Castle. Any pear of the realm that visits the town has to donate a horseshoe. On this wall there are a few interesting visitors including Queen Elizabeth II which is the central blue one. The top of the chair you can see is where the judge sits as this is still a court house although it's only used once a year now to keep the tradition alive. Horseshoes in Rutland are hung upside down to stop the devil riding in them!
I thought they were supposed to be pinned the other way up to stop the luck draining out - this is really interesting to see, with the alternative reason for hanging them this way up. The horseshoes are fascinating too
March 11th, 2019  
Great capture of this neat display
March 12th, 2019  
Great collection and capture and very interesting and elaborate horseshoes.
March 12th, 2019  
A fabulous display
March 12th, 2019  
A nice place to visit
March 12th, 2019  
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