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Family’s tribute to ‘naked gardener’ Ian who put Malmesbury on the map
Tributes have been paid to a true Malmesbury legend who helped put the town on the map.

Ian Douglas Pollard, former architect and developer, has died at the age of 73. He was best known for his work creating the stunning Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury as the 'naked gardener', due to his penchant for working in the nude.

Ian Pollard at Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury.
Ian Pollard at Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury. Richard Pasco

In a tribute released by his family, they said: “Ian was a tremendous and larger than life character; always upbeat, always entertaining, and truly unique in his outlook and attitude to life. “Both pragmatic and creative, and never one to shy away from controversy, he was truly a ‘renaissance’ man. “He is, and will, be sadly missed.”

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Original publication 11th April 2019

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Adolfo Sanz Rico in memoriam

Corría el año 2002. En octubre, tras la exitosa campaña “desnúdate en Madrid”, ADN inauguraba horario nudista en la Piscina de Casa de Campo o de Lago. Entre los cientos de familias Naturistas que acudieron, allí estaba Adolfo, con Claudia, su hija, de unos cuatro años. Hablamos, y pronto descubrí en él una persona alegre, entusiasmado con la iniciativa y dispuesto a colaborar. Licenciado en económicas y con un posgrado en la UCLA le pedí que nos ayudara con la tesorería, y aceptó. Aún no era ni socio de ADN pero vivía el Naturismo con pasión. Amante de la playa poseía un pequeño apartamento en Natsun, en Vera.

Adolfo Sanz Rico in memoriam
Adolfo Sanz Rico in memoriam

Desde entonces Adolfo Sanz siempre estuvo presto a colaborar: ocupó la secretaría de la Federación Española de Naturismo, acompañándome cuando me presenté a presidente. Con su dominio del inglés actuó como secretario de la reunión de federaciones europeas que celebramos en 2006 en Vera Natura. Asistió con su familia a la Gala de Natación de la FNI en Gijón, y llegó a ocupar el puesto de Development Fund en la Federación Naturista Internacional, FNI-INF, durante varios años.

Adolfo siempre fue una persona muy querida por todos. Disfrutamos de su compañía en multitud de encuentros Naturistas en El Portús y en El Templo del Sol, etc. Gustaba de ir a eventos internacionales. Buen deportista, en Solaris, Croacia, se alzó con la copa de oro en tenis individual sobre tierra batida contra el hasta entonces invicto esloveno que lo ostentaba. Fue un partido duro e interminable. Disfrutamos juntos de un inolvidable Congreso Mundial en 2008 en Brasil, donde Adolfo fue elegido como Development Fund por aclamación. Fue en ese congreso en el que presentamos la idea de “el día sin bañador”. Continued…Read full original article…

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Original publication August 14, 2018

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Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

Turner V. Stokes’ favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile.

The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1927, Stokes enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and later worked for military contractors testing electronic equipment.

Turner V. Stokes died Saturday from prostate cancer.
Turner V. Stokes died Saturday [23/6/2018] from prostate cancer. Courtesy of the American Association for Nude Recreation

He told the Washington Post’s Lee Hockstader in 1984 that when he was younger, he sometimes went skinny-dipping with his cousin in the Chesapeake Bay and remembered as a teenager seeing his first nudist magazine, called Sunshine and Health. But it wasn’t until he turned 50 that he persuaded his wife at the time to join him at a nudist camp in Pennsylvania.

The Post reports that he said he was drawn to nudism for its “physical feeling,” which he felt was “mentally stimulating” and gave a “feeling of freedom.”

In the 1980s, Stokes fancied himself a “naturist,” which, he explained to the Post, was different from a “nudist.” Naturists preferred to be nude in nature — not confined to a camp or resort like nudists. Continued…Read full original article…

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Original publication June 26, 2018

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Cornwall’s eight most mysterious unsolved murders and missing person enquiries
These cases have all left investigating police officers baffled and out of leads

Murders and missing person enquiries are always disturbing, even more so when the police are unable to get to the bottom of them and there remain more questions than answers.

There are a number of high-profile cases in Cornwall involving unsolved murders of missing people
There are a number of high-profile cases in Cornwall involving unsolved murders of missing people

 

Some of the killings were brutal, almost unimaginable in their depravity and the crimes horrified communities and stumped police — leaving questions that lingered for decades afterward, as years passed without a police arrest or even a credible suspect.

We’ve taken a look back at some of the most high-profile Cornish mysteries that remain unsolved to this day. Cont…Read full original article…

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18 September, 2017, 5:20 pm

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Brothers swept out to sea in ‘freak accident’ in Cornwall are named
Robert Allen, 30, missing presumed drowned and, Charles, 21, pronounced dead after being found off Treyarnon Bay

Two men who were swept out to sea in a “freak accident” as they fished off rocks in Cornwall have been named as brothers Robert and Charles Allen.

Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.
Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea. Alamy

Robert, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer, was missing presumed drowned while Charles, 21, was plucked from the water by rescuers but could not be saved.

The men’s family said they were experienced anglers and studied conditions carefully but had been the victim of a freak accident Cont…Read full original article…

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07 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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RT @BBCBreaking: Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91, US media report https://t.co/H7B2…

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Ty Hardin, rugged actor who played Bronco Layne on TV Westerns, dies at 87

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‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ singer Glen Campbell dies at the age of 81

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RT @BBCBreaking: Film critic Barry Norman has died aged 83, his family says https://t.co/P0K6Mi48f3

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RT @BBCBreaking: Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, has died aged 91 after a short illness https://t.co/Effu6HjFiC

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RT @BBCBreaking: Otto Warmbier, US student held in North Korea, has died after returning home in a coma, family says https://t.co/sBgIEktAqR

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RT @Derek1Griffiths: Sad to hear about the passing of Brian Cant. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. #PlaySchool. Dx https://t.co/W…

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RT @BBCBreaking: Brian Cant, former presenter of BBC children’s shows Play School & Play Away, has died aged 83, his family says https://t.…

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RT @Telegraph: #BREAKING: Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl dead at 87

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RT @cornwallcivic So sad to learn of the death of former Lord Lieutenant, Lady Mary Holborow

A true ambassador for Cornwall she will be greatly missed https://t.co/bjkpHj0Pvl

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