The Plimsol or The Slipper

I’d be interested to know which of the above – plimsoll or carpet slipper – most people thought was more effective or painful to receive. I was talking about this to my wife the other night and I was saying that at school I had the plimsoll and at home the slipper and thought the […]

Boys Corporally Punished by Women Teachers

Were any posters here ever given the cane or the slipper by a woman teacher, or do they know of others boys who were? Apart from the occasional reference on Friendsreunited to cane- or slipper-wielding female teachers I am assuming this was a rare practise, at least in secondary schools. ————————— I got the slipper […]

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

Dunce caps were a part of school disciplinary policies up until 50 years ago in the USA. It’s left a lasting impression. The Dunce Cap and facing the wall is still a part of our culture. Would a scene like this happen in a UK office? ——————————— It’s good to see integration on the tour […]

Witnessing Punishment

Whilst it certainly was humiliating to be punished in class in front of other pupils, I felt it was also humiliating to witness the punishment. If it was a severe punishment, such as a caning, I used to look away. I always felt sorry for the person being caned, especially if it was for a […]