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The beatings were brutal and sadistic… many of us left school with demons sewn into the seams of our souls, says EARL SPENCER

Maidwell’s headmaster, John Porch – whom we nicknamed Jack – enjoyed beating us with a slipper for the most trivial of offences, such as talking after lights out.

Soon after arriving I learned that the school never had a victimless day. After tea, at least half a dozen of us disappeared into the dimly-lit corridor that led to Jack’s study.

While you stood outside, the sound of Jack’s blows punched through the closed door, in a terrible warning of what you were about to suffer.

Maidwell’s headmaster, John Porch – whom we nicknamed Jack – enjoyed beating us with a slipper for the most trivial of offences, such as talking after lights out.

Soon after arriving I learned that the school never had a victimless day. After tea, at least half a dozen of us disappeared into the dimly-lit corridor that led to Jack’s study.

While you stood outside, the sound of Jack’s blows punched through the closed door, in a terrible warning of what you were about to suffer. Stomachs gurgled, throats dried, and buttocks tightened, as terror increased its grip.

One of my friends was so distressed that he lost control of both bladder and stomach. On hearing of this Jack burst out of his study and asked, ‘What’s going on?’

My main memory of him involves an unprovoked attack when I was ten or 11.

Catching me alone in the boys’ boot room after a cricket match, he sat down next to me, threw me over his knees and beat me hard with one of my cricket boots, its metal spikes puncturing the skin on my bottom in a dozen places.

Adult anger seemed to burn like an eternal flame at Maidwell. Another master, Thomas Goffe, was a seething human cauldron who had a visceral loathing of privilege. Since many of Maidwell’s pupils were the offspring of aristocrats, landowners, and of England’s great banking, brewing and manufacturing dynasties, his normal setting was boiling-point.

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