East of England – SCP Accounts

Here’s a shopping list from the county of Bedfordshire

Ashton Middle – Dunstable

Claire – b1971 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1980 to 1984

Beech Hill High – Luton

Cathy – b1950 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1961 To 1966
Trish – b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1963 to 1968
Christina – b1953 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1964 To 1969
Dawn b1954 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female and male teacher, Strap across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1965 to 1970
Valerie – b1954 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1965 To 1970
Isabella – b1955 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1966 To 1971
Carol – b1955 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1966 to 1971
Susan – b1955 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1966 to 1971
Pat – b1956 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1967 to 1972
Mary – b1956 – Cane across hand by unknown teacher – 1967 to 1972
Jen – b1956 – Cane across hand by unknown teacher – 1967 to 1972
Brunilde – b1964 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher (Six Of The Best) – 1967 to 1972
Erykah – b1965 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1976 to 1981

Beecroft Primary & Juniors – Dunstable

Liz – b1955 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1960 to 1966
Michelle – b1957 – Hand across leg by female teacher – 1962 to 1968

Brewers Hill Secondary Modern – Dunstable

Cathy – b1954 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1965 to 1970
Jacqui – b1954 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1965 to 1969
Jenny – b1954 – Slipper across bottom by male teacher – 1966 to 1968
Loraine – b1954 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1965 to 1970
Denise – b1955 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1966 to 1971
Elaine – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1966 to 1971
Janet – b1955 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1966 to 1971
Patrica – b1955 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1966 to 1971
Karen – b1955 – Cricket bat & Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher.  Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1966 to 1971
Susan – – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1966 to 1971
Rachel – b1956 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1967 to 1972
Jakey – b1957 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1968 to 1973
Jaki – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1971 to 1973


Denbigh High– Luton

Marion – b1956 – Cane across hand by unknown teacher – 1967 to 1972
Sue – b1958 – Slipper across bottom by female teacher -1969 to 1974
Carol – b1959 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher -1970 to 1975
Caroline – b1959 – Cane across hand by unknown teacher – 1970 to 1975
Lavinia – b1959 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1970 to 1975

Elstow Abbey – Elstow – Bedford

Shirley – b1942 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1953 to 1957
Ann – b1949 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1960 to 1965

Halyard High – Luton

Daphne – b1948 – Cane across hand and bottom by female teacher – 1959 to 1963
Kathryn – b1950 – Cane across bottom by female teacher – 1961 to 1965
Sylvia – b1953 – Cane across hand by female teacher (followed by belt at home from dad) – 1965 to 1969
Pamela – b1954 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1965 To 1969
Issy – b1955 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1966 to 1971
Wendy – b1956 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1966 to 1971
Gillian – b1957 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1968 to 1973
Barbara – b1957 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1968 to 1973
Viv – b1959 – Hand across leg by male teacher – 1970 to 1975
Dee – b1963 – Slipper across hand by female teacher – 1974 to 1979
Susan – b1966 – Cane across hand by unspecified teacher – 1977 to 1982

Harpur Central – Bedford

Barbara – b1938 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1949 to 1953
Mary – b1942 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1953 to 1957
Sandra – b1942 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1953 to 1957
Margaret – b1945 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1956 to 1960
Susan – b1945 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1956 to 1960

Icknield High – Luton

Cynthia – b1945 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1958 to 1961
Jenni – b1945 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1958 to 1961
Maureen – b1945 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1958 to 1961
Barbara – b1946 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1959 to 1962
Carol (A)- b1946 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1959 to 1962
Hilary – b1946 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1959 to 1962
Iris – b1947 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1959 to 1962
Linda – b1947 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female & male teacher – 1959 to 1962
Carol (B) – b1949 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1960 to 1964
Janet – b1949 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1960 to 1964
Heather – b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1963 to 1967

Kingsbrook Middle – Bedford

Carol – b1958 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1967 to 1971

Lea Manor High – Luton

Debbie – b1961 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1974 to 1977
Penny – b1961 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1974 to 1977
Teresa – b1961 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1974 to 1977
Yvonne – b1961 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1974 to 1977

Maidenhall Infants & Juniors – Luton

Debbie – b1961 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by unknown teachers – 1966 to 1974
Jackie – b1961 – Hand across leg by female teacher – 1966 to 1974
Liz – b1966 – Slipper across bottom by male teacher – 1974 to 1977
Shama – b1968 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1974 to 1977

Northfields Upper – Dunstable

Di – b1941 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1952 to 1956
Brenda (A) – b1946 – Cane & Slipper across unspecified anatomy by unknown teachers – 1957 to 1961
Linda – b1948 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1959 to 1963
Deanna – b1950 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1962 to 1966
Sylvia – b1950 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher & Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1960 to 1965
Marianne – b1951 – Cricket bat across bottom by male teacher – 1962 to 1966
Annie (A) – b1954 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1965 to 1969
Elizabeth – b1954 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1965 to 1969
Theresa – b1954 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1965 to 1969
Val – b1954 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1965 to 1969
Gill – b1957 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1965 to 1969
Glenda – b1957 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female and male teachers – 1965 to 1969
Marion – b1957 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1968 to 1972
Brenda (B) – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Pauline (A) – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Christine – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1971 to 1976
Vivien – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Annie (B) – b1961 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1972 to 1977
Caroline – b1961 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1972 to 1977
Pauline (B) – b1962 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1973 to 1978
Tracey – b1962 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1973 to 1978

Pilgrim Upper – Bedford

Gillian – b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher & Slipper across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1967 and 1968
Dee – b1967 – Wet towel across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1978 to 1983

Ramridge Juniors – Luton

Christine – b1952 – Hand across legs by female teacher & Slipper across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1961 to 1963
Beverley – b1954 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1962 to 1967
Carol – – b1955 – Slipper across bottom by male teacher – 1961 to 1968
Pauline – b1955 – Slipper across bottom by male teacher – 1961 to 1968
Gillie – b1957 – Wooden spoon across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1963 to 1970
Val – b1957 – Slipper across hand by male teacher – 1963 to 1970

Rotherham High – Luton

Jill – b1947 – Hand and ruler across bare bottom by female teacher – 1958 To 1963
Lesley – b1953 – Hand across bottom by female teacher – 1967
Diane – b1953 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1964 to 1968
Janet – b1953 – Hand across bottom by female teacher – 1964 to 1968
Pat – b1953 – Hand across bottom by female teacher – 1964 to 1968
Sue-Ellen – b1953 – Hand across bottom by female teacher – 1964 to 1968
Sharon – b1966 – Cane, Ruler & Slipper across bottom and hands by unknown teachers – 1977 to 1982

Sandye Place Middle – Sandy

Angie – b1975 – Slipper across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1984 to 1987

Sharnbrook Upper – Bedford

Laura – b1963 – Slipper across bottom by male teacher – 1976 to 1979
Kate – b1967 – Cane across hand by female teacher (3 x strokes) – 1979 to 1983


Stockwood High – Luton

Gilly – b1959 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1970 to 1975
Tricia – b1959 – Cane across hand by male teacher – 1970 to 1975
Jeannette – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Kim – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Lyn – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Tracie – b1960 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1971 to 1976
Mandy – b1962 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1973 to 1978
Elaine – b1964 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1975 to 1980
 
Stopsley High – Luton

Christine –  b1948 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1959 to 1964
Jean (A) – b1948 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by male teacher – 1959 to 1964
Jean (B) – b1948 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1959 to 1964
Charmaine – b1949 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1960 to 1965
Sharon – b1950 – Cane across hand by female teacher – 1961 to 1965
Julia – b1951 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1962 to 1967
Christine – b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female and male teachers – 1963 to 1968
Ann (A) – b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teachers – 1963 to 1968
Ann (B) –  b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teachers – 1963 to 1968 Jane -b1952 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by female teacher – 1963 to 1968
Angie – b1960 – Rubber tubing across leg by male teacher – 1971 to  1976
Jo – b1970 – Cane across unspecified anatomy by unknown teacher – 1981 to 1986

The counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to follow.  Alas, I’ve not yet been able to access any punishment books from this region as yet.  However, there are still some cases that might be of interest to you.

 

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These lists must surely confirm that literally thousands of British girls, like their brothers, received corporal punishment in school. Back in the 1950s into the 1980s, many of these girls were also used to being spanked at home too. How parents did it varied far more than in schools. However I’m sure that at home the great majority of punishments were given across the bottom. I was aware that my aunt slippered my girl cousins in the 1950s. There were no rules about how parents spanked but I can’t imagine that many did it across hands like many girls experienced in school.
Most school punishment record books seem to mainly relate to senior schools. As someone here said recently these books were required to be used to record formal school CP by the local authorities but they were not a legal requirement. The “unspecified anatomy” may have been due to the printed record books not having a column for recording whether it was  on hands or the bottom. The pupil’s details; name, age and often their class plus the offence, number of strokes, the implement used and who applied it were generally sufficient details.

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My guess is that the most of the unspecified anatomy canings where across the hands.  Caning on the bottom for girls was rare compared to other forms SCP.  However, at Halyard High in Luton this practice appeared to have occurred Kathryn who claims to have:

‘Got the cane from Miss Fenn. On the bum. For passing a note around the class with a swear word on it!!’

This is further supported Daphne who says she was caned twice (hand and bottom) by the same teacher who appeared to enjoy it.
Perhaps there was a change in the LEA or School policy during the mid 60s as some of the later punishments by the same teacher were administered across the hand.

Regarding the slipper, I think the likelihood of it being applied across the bottom is much greater.

Hello sc545474,

You are correct as I cocked up on on my transcribing (I probably didn’t use the term ‘butt’ in my keywords). Dee states that she:

‘got butt whipped with a wet towel from a rather peeved miss Lazenby….she was like a woman possessed that day and I copped it big time after PE ….I wince still when I remember that moment….biatchhhh’

This is something I am familiar with, it was called ‘Rat Tails’ back in the day, basically a damp towel is rolled up very tight and is then flicked like a whip.  It hurts lol.  My guess is that Dee’s punishment took place after a P.E lesson pre/post shower time and that it was a single punishment stroke.

Hello Six Of The Best,

I’ve no doubt that you are correct regarding home punishment.  I also witnessed my sister punished many times as well as female cousins in the 70s and 80s. I also recall witnessing many girls being spanked in public places, a couple of these I can recall fairly vividly.  I think this became far less frequent in the 90s.

Regarding primary schools, there just isn’t as much information available compared to senior schools.  Most senior schools have dedicated facebook groups, most primary schools don’t.  Perhaps this is because the majority of folk can’t recall primary school memories as clearly, I know that I can’t.  I also think that in the primary school setting that generally SCP was more frequent but less severe.

Most of the accounts I have listed are from facebook groups.  If someone doesn’t state which part of the anatomy was punished I simply put ‘unspecified anatomy’.  I think that term is mine.  I also agree with you regarding punishment books.  Most of the ones  I have seen generally just include date – name – form – infraction – number of strokes – teacher’s name/signature .  Sometimes the implement and anatomy punished are also listed.

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Thanks for the interesting replies to the three of us. I knew of girls being spanked by their parents mainly back in the 1960s. Back then plenty of girls panicked about being home late even well into their teens. I remember one of my early girlfriends saying she’d been late home once already that week and had been warned. She admitted that if she was late again that week she’d get the slipper. My wife’s sisters were younger than her and they were still spanked by their mother when I first knew her. We were away at college when we first met. Back then it was just the accepted way many parents punished. That said I never knew of any parents who gave canings like we had at school.

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More really great stuff I Researcher. Very well done.

Intrigued by Angie reporting the use of what appears to  be an “unauthorised” implement by a male teacher on presumably the back of her bare leg.  Especially as  I recollect reading some time ago on another forum what I believed to be a “fantasy” post where a “lady” claimed she was whipped on the back of her bare thighs OTK  by a length of doubled bunsen burner hose wielded by a male Physics teacher.

And one hopes that Jill suffered the indignity of her  bare bottom spanking in private and in her junior years. The inference is that first she was hand spanked and then the teacher used a ruler. Possibly a fairly serious punishment as opposed to just a couple  of quick smacks.

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Sir John 2: Generally it is fairly easy to spot ‘Fantasy Ladies’. Most of these persons tend to overdo the descriptions of their punishments. As soon a bare bottom school spanking is mentioned my doubts begin. Same goes when several different implements are used in the same punishment.
There is no doubt that there were teachers whose genuine punishments were a little strange. These, I suspect, happened more in boys schools where SCP was much more commonplace. I’ve read of bunsen burner hoses being used and believe that it did happen sometimes. As a lad I knew nothing of girls receiving CP in senior schools although I was convinced that it did happen to some girls. In my primary school particularly in the lower years both boys and girls were slapped by female teachers. As I suggested in an earlier post today plenty of parents used spanking at home. This varied far more than  in schools as there were no rulers or guidelines on this. Fortunately the great majority of parents used spanking sensibly.

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Regarding Angie’s punishment I think in all likelihood that it will have been a piece of bunsen burner tubing.  Here is the exact quote.

‘Got my leg whipped with a thick rubber tube by Mr. Green in high school as the boys were chasing me out of the class!’

My guess is that they were skylarking around and that Mr. Green caught her with a single stroke as she ran past.

So far, I have only found one mention of this sort of implement being used.  This was at Milford Haven Central school in Pembrokeshire, a lady by the name of Helen remembers a bunsen burner tube with a knot in, although she doesn’t say if she actually received it. As for the post you dismissed on another forum, I probably would have done the same.  Sometimes though truth is stranger than fiction.

Regarding the bare bottom punishments I have no reason to dismiss them as the profiles of the users look genuine and there is more than one account that verify similar events.

Jill claims that:

‘Miss Reed took my knickers down and spanked me’

Further evidence comes from Lesley who replies:

‘She did that to me too, she had s bloody great ring on! Slapped my bare backside. I remember going back to the class, stinging with pain & embarrassment. My crime, I was with some girls who were smoking in the toilets. I think we all got the same treatment. Wicked, warped woman.’

and in another post she further recalls that:

‘Miss Read slapped my backside! Caught in the loos with some other girls who were smoking. Felt so humiliated. Think I was 14.’

Then in a completely separate account Jill also further writes that Miss Read/Reed/Reid:

‘was nasty with me in sewing class, then lifted my skirt to spank me with a ruler for misbehaving in the library. Sad not to be remembered kindly by your students!!! My Mum went to the school and told her off!!!’

Consequently, I believe that Jill was punished on at least 2 separate occasions and the punishments were different on those occasions.  Whilst Lesley could be describing the same event. I too believe that multiple implement punishments in the same event are fantasy. I apologise if my data format gives that impression.

So back to the time period, Jill’s spankings are likely to have occurred in the early 60s whilst if Lesley is accurate about her age, then her punishment will have been around 1967.  I think we can all agree that any form of a bare-bottom punishment was a very rare event in state schools, with the Helston Grammar School in Cornwall being the most infamous in 1964.  Paul (SFR) also found evidence of bare-bottom slipperings being doled at South Holderness School in East Yorkshire in the late 60s/early 70s.  I have also discovered similar cases of pre/post shower bare-bottom punishments at secondary schools in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield that took place well into the 1970s.

Regarding comparing male punishments to female punishments I don’t think anybody could produce accurate statistics, as there are too many variables.  I think though we all conclude that male punishments were far more common, consequently they will have received the more peculiar punishments.  However, in some instances (like Derwent School in Derby) and for certain time periods, the numbers could be much closer.


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A search of the Forum Index reveals lots of reports of school corporal punishments with rubber hoses from the UK and some from the USA.  Those in the UK are either clearly identified as or were very probably Bunsen burner tubing. Perhaps the earliest mention is this one from July 2002.  The whole of that thread will possibly repay scrutiny by our dedicated seekers after etc., etc.  Amongst other things in one of the entries Fran reveals the colour of her gym knickers!  Not long afterwards in March 2003 there was a short thread on SCP with rubber hoses.

An interesting post from 2010 here identified an old punishment book for a ‘Technical School for Boys’ in Barrow in Furness where in 1947 a punishment with a rubber tube was shown (2 strokes administered to a boy called Butler from 1A for ‘Unruly in lines’).  As the original pictures of the punishment book pages are overprinted by PhotoBucket I have reproduced the page showing the rubber tube punishment.   The same teacher is also shown as punishing with the strap, which together with the cane appears to be an ‘official’ punitive implement, so it is not clear why he used the rubber tube.  The punishment book sold for £143 on eBay.

Other posts here tell of Friends Reunited records of an attractive young lady teacher given to wearing very tight trousers and beating teenage boys (and the occasional teenage girl) on the bottom with a bunsen burner tube, but naturally I haven’t linked them as they would be of no interest.