HALAM School punishments

Photo:The later school at Halam

The later school at Halam

Reg Baker, 1980

"The village school, a barn standing in School Lane, had as mistress Miss Butler, who was ruthless in her discipline.  She introduced for the excessive talkers 'tongue bags', which, made of linen, were fastened round the ears and contained flour".

The quotation above is taken from Tom Shipside's book "I Lived in a Village" (Nottingham, Privately Printed, 1956, p.93).  Mr Shipside continues,

"There was no playground, and as a result, no organised games.  Instruction waslimited to the three R's, and the scholars, who numbered between twenty-five and thirty, paid twopence or threepence a week for the privilege of being taught"


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