Bare Bottoms And Stinging Nettles

A currently active eBay auction listing, for a book with a promising title:

I Remember Bare Bottoms And Stinging Nettles

I suspect the book itself might disappoint, as it looks to be some sort of (self-published?) schools memoir. But perhaps not, unless the title is completely misleading.

  1. OTKROB commented on November 13th, 2013:

    While it is youthful fun – it’s not what you expected.


    On February 4, 1918, a new head arrived at Astley school, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire. By February 21 she was complaining to the school managers about the toilets (“offices” in the delicate language of the time).

    Throughout that momentous year and into the next, the condition of the toilets vied with news of the war for space in the school logbook.

    “11th November. Eight children taken to Nuneaton to hear signing of the Armistice proclaimed by town crier.”

    “15th November. School doctor inspected offices.”

    “7th March. HMI called. Shown the offices.”

    For a more graphic insight into exactly what the “offices” were like, we have the reminiscences of Kenneth Marshall, a pupil at Astley in the 1920s.

    “We boys used to go behind the girls’ toilets and open the doors and drag the buckets out when the girls were using them. Sometimes we poked stinging nettles and stung their bare bottoms.”

  2. SpankBoss commented on November 13th, 2013:

    Thanks for finding that!

  3. Pissing Blog » Blog Archive » Tormenting Schoolgirls While They Pee commented on November 14th, 2013:

    […] cabinets, with a bucket under the seat that can be removed through a door behind. According to a school-history book spotted by Spanking Blog, this led to shenanigans of a highly-predictable […]

  4. james commented on November 14th, 2013:

    If you check out this book on the publisher’s website, there are very brief references to children being caned in elementary schools, but no graphics of course.

  5. Peter Axtell commented on November 14th, 2013:

    I see you are interested in books.
    Here is an interesting link for you.
    This is not a spanking book but a political thriller about spanking in the context of local politics.
    There is already a Towers of Framden Fan Club on Facebook so I hope you can enjoy it.
    Many thanks

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