Punishment Record - How Bad Were You?

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Post by huntertitus » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:53 pm

Tom Keeley was pretty good at it but DHN was the most painful

Allegedly, imho, etc

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Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:43 pm

N.T. (Bogey) Fryer laid it on pretty hard.

R.A. Hewitt, (Deputy Housemaster), was a pussy-cat with the cane though !
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Post by huntertitus » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:04 pm

The softest hitter was a dear, gentle man called G.H.D. Johnson (nicknamed "b*gger, though I am certain he was not one of those)
he used to pat your bum with the plimpsole and then tell you to go to bed and not tell anyone how little it hurt

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Post by Ash » Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:06 pm

He had to phone my parents and get their permission to cane me..

They gave it too..

Cheers for that . :roll:
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Post by Richard Ruck » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:14 pm

huntertitus wrote:...but DHN was the most painful

Allegedly, imho, etc
Toad was an expert - had a cupboard full of canes (yes, I did get to look while he chose one..........).
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Post by J.R. » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:36 am

I'd still like to know exactly WHEN corporal punishment was abolished !

Surely, it must have been after State schools.
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Post by huntertitus » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:13 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
huntertitus wrote:...but DHN was the most painful

Allegedly, imho, etc
Toad was an expert - had a cupboard full of canes (yes, I did get to look while he chose one..........).
I had the luck to be chosen for that duty too!

He'd enjoy spending ages rattling them about while deciding on a heavy thick one or a thin whippy one

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Post by Ash » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:22 am

I believe it was around 1985 or so at CH...
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Post by Great Plum » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:24 pm

Probably when the girls arrived then...
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:13 pm

It would be hard to justify hitting girls with a stick

Actually now the sexes are equal perhaps not...

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:18 pm

Were girls ever 'hit' at Hertford?
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Post by Katharine » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:35 pm

Great Plum wrote:Were girls ever 'hit' at Hertford?
Not as far as I know.

When I was teaching in Northern Ghana the boys could be caned the girls, for a similar offence wouls have to dig a hole for a mango tree - this was a four foot cube into the ground and a far worse punishment in my opinion - certainly took far far longer than a thrashing!
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:56 am

Great Plum wrote:Were girls ever 'hit' at Hertford?

Deaconess Ridsdale once whopped me with her bible to refocus my attention on whatever she was attempting to teach us.
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Post by Euterpe13 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:40 am

Chemmy Thompson used to throw the wooden board rubber at you - with extremely good aim....
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Post by englishangel » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:10 pm

The board rubber was for misbehaviour, if you were just drifting off she used chaik, it usually hit between the eyes.
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