The Belles of St. Lemons
was a comic strip
in the UK comic The Beano
, first appearing in issue 1495, dated 13 March 1971
. The title was both a play on the nursery rhyme "Oranges and Lemons
" and Ronald Searle
's Belles of St. Trinians
cartoons. St. Lemons was essentially the girls' boarding-school equivalent of The Bash Street Kids
- the "belles" all conforming to comic stereotypes (the fat one, the unintelligent one, the leader etc.). The headmistress of the school was Miss Clump. The weekly strip ended around 1972
, although further episodes continued to appear in The Beano Annuals
. The Belles were:
- Curli - The one who had hair curlers in her hair.
- Dizzi - The ugly one.
- Dozi - The sleepy one.
- Dumpling - The fat one.
- Kooki - The one who was fond of cooking.
- Mina - Didn't speak much, but had a myna bird on her head that would do most of the talking for her.
- Piggi - The one with lots of spots.
- Poni - The one who had a pony.
- Prune - The leader of the group.
- Swotti - The clever one.
- Blondie -The blonde one.
- Suzie -