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School strap

Description:

A split-tailed tawse, more commonly referred to - ominously - as 'The Strap' or 'The Belt' was an implement used for corporal punishment in schools in Scotland and the north of England; a cane was normally used elsewhere in Britain. For many students, the painful memory of being hit on the palms with the strap has stayed with them well into adulthood. Corporal punishment was eventually banned in state schools in the UK in 1986, and in Scottish private schools as recently as 2000.

Materials/Media:
Leather
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
RI_DI_0075571
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council