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"Strapper" - occupation; again?

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I see from the 1915 Valuation Rolls that the father of two of the men I am researching was a "strapper". Before that he was a ploughman/ horseman on a (series) of farms moving around quite a lot. Later he was a roadman/ surfaceman.

 

I see that "strapper" has been discussed on the forum in the context of the ASC where it meant groom or stableman. Did this also apply to civilian life?

 

RM

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Robin Garrett

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary "One who grooms horses".

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5 minutes ago, Robin Garrett said:

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary "One who grooms horses".

Many thanks. At first I thought it was an odd occupation to take on in middle age, but not that odd if he was used to handing horses on farms.

RM

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