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Daily Express, London, 5 July 1962, p.7
Kathleen is ready for a caning
Express Staff Reporter
FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD runaway Kathleen Marsh will go back to school today prepared to take a caning.
She ran away from Wroughton secondary modern school, Wiltshire, during Monday's lunch hour because, she said, she had been told she would be caned for writing a date on her hand.
She disappeared for 36 hours. Then police found her in Swindon.
Back home in Redhills, Broad Town, Wiltshire, she flung her arms around her mother and said: "Oh, Mummy, I'm sorry I worried you."
Her mother, 43-year-old Mrs. Gladys Marsh, said last night: "I shall send her to school with a note explaining that she ran away because she was frightened."
Kathleen said: "I've had the cane once before. It made big red marks come up on my hand. I just couldn't face it again."
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Daily Mail, London, 18 July 1962, p.9
50 boys caned at quiz kings' school
By Daily Mail Reporter
FIFTY boys at a school which has twice won the B.B.C. quiz
contest Top of the Form have been caned following a
clash with prefects.
Fourth Former John Evans, 14, said yesterday "There was a
bit of a struggle.
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Daily Express, London, 28 July 1962, p.1
Friar Tuck is called in to be caned after Mr. Grundy stops revue at school
By Rita Marshall
FRIAR TUCK, star of "Pilkington's Progress," school
revue that progressed too fast and too far for the head master's
liking, was ordered to present himself to Mr. Grundy for a caning
Cause of the trouble was the ad-libbing -- and its effect on
the schoolboy audience in Thursday's end-of-term revue.
"Two of us were in trouble earlier, when we staged a sort of trailer of the revue. The producer, Roger Saunders, was called in for a caning on Thursday. I didn't get called until next morning."
Yesterday Mr. Grundy called the prefects together and told them
why he stopped the show.
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