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Gleed Boys' School desk in Spalding's Ayscoughfee Hall Museum was nicknamed 'the detention desk'

An old school desk, found in the Geest Gallery at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, may look like an ordinary piece of furniture - but it’s also known as ‘the detention desk’.

A reader who recognised it from the former Gleed Boys' School, got in touch with us to tell us about its nickname.

The table was made by George Wittington, the woodwork master at the school in the 1940s. It is carved with the school’s emblem and the arms of the four houses- Godric, Hatfield, Johnson and Willesby.

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