Would anybody see? The problem with Old Pricey was that she couldn't keep on target. For every four she managed to land on your poor bum, there was another that got you low - on your legs.
They were the ones that stung the worst, but it also meant that the bit of you between bum and stocking top was marked. And there you seemed to take a mark, all purple and red, much worse than on your bottom itself.
With your school skirt on it meant that there was a good chance someone was going to see. Especially boys, who could be relied on to look.
Showing your stocking tops to boys was one thing, but letting them see you'd been given the slipper was just too embarrassing.
Well anyway, that's the little scenario that came to mind when I saw Mr Tawse's great photo today. It's a subject he's posted on before and it's great that he's doing such good work on behalf of the historical fiction writer. Any school story set in the 1960s can now rely on complete accuracy lingerie-wise.