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Daily Mail, London, 19 April 1934
Wanted: a Birch Rod
Appeal to "Old Boys"
By a Special Correspondent
MEMORIES of Victorian schooldays when Greek and Latin were birched into backward boyhood will be pleasantly stirred by the following request which reached The Daily Mail yesterday from the organiser of the "Children Throughout the Ages" Exhibition at Chesterfield House, Mayfair.
A birch-rod is missing from the exhibition. There are
doubtless hundreds of boys who would gladly make good the
deficiency in canes, ferulae, and other instruments of learning
which leave more than an academic mark in schools from Wigan to
Wolverhampton and Preston to Penzance.
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