Quiz of the Week

Just what does this say?

Stange Occupation?

Well firstly let me tell you what it is.

This is my great, great, great grandfather’s occupation, at the time of the marriage of his daughter (my great,great grandmother) to my great, great grandfather.

Know I have no idea what that says, all I know is that they lived in the vauxhall area of Liverpool in 1874, at the time almost everybody who worked, worked on the docks, so I am (maybe incorrectly) assuming it has something to do with that, but still, what is a Hordeshoeen ?

answers in the comments please.

The favorite theory so far, is that this says horseshoeer and that the Priest couldn’t spell so that’s why it’s got so many e’s in it.