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A Spanking for Miss Grey

A spanking for Miss Grey

Here is an 1898 excerpt from the London Gazette.

Landlady spanks wayward lady tenant
Metropolitan Police were called to a house in Putney following ‘reports of commotion.’ It seems that a landlady, one Mrs Edna Beverage, 36, took the law into her hands when dealing with a difficult tenant by spanking her soundly with a coal shovel.

The shamefaced tenant, Miss Irene Grey, 21, refused all offers of assistance reportedly stating that “The matter had been resolved” and that “Mrs Beverage and she remained on very good terms.”

Police were called shortly after 3 A.M. after shouts and screams were heard coming from a downstairs parlour. They were by all accounts quickly satisfied after suggesting that future disagreements be resolved in daylight hours.

It seems that Miss Grey had returned home in the early hours to this respectable neighbourhood and had entered into a dispute with her landlady after rousing her from her bed in order to gain entrance to the house.

Mrs Beverage is reported as saying that she looked upon Miss Grey as a daughter and added “I see nothing wrong with dealing with her in an effective and traditional manner.”

The Gazette hopes that she got to the seat of the problem.


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May 11, 2014 - Posted by | Risqué, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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