Mayflower 400: Claims historic ship set sail from Cornwall not Plymouth

Traditional history says the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower in 1620 left Plymouth – but Cornwall is now challenging that belief

Four hundred years ago today a ship carrying around 100 colonists left the shores of England for the new world. The voyage of the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower has gone down in history as a pivotal moment for America and has become part of the country’s creation myth.


The Market Will Bare It: Transnational Nude Tourism

As Europeans recovered from the devastation of World War II, nude beaches appeared in France.


The story of nudity in San Francisco, CA

In San Francisco, you’ll see naked people on bike rides, lounging at Baker Beach, running at Bay to Breakers or walking the Folsom Street Fair .

A few years ago, Bay Curious curator Kelly Hardesty was walking with her daughter in Castro when they saw a naked man, who wore nothing but white sneakers. Her daughter said, “Mom, mom, he’s naked.” She replied, “Yes, he is naked.”


Streaking is born

Streaking was born in the spring of 1974 somewhere in the southern United States. Some say that in Memphis (Mississipi) and others are inclined towards some sunny city in Florida. In Memphis, a conservative university with 20,000 students, two young University guards were said to have appeared naked near a female dormitory on a Sunday night. Other uniformed guards were quick to stop them, but the streaking had begun.

The American press has reported that Rocky Janda and Dwinght Lee were the first to practice streak, according to the canons. Suddenly they opened a door and appeared “elegantly” naked on a tennis court, while playing a tournament. They were wearing only tennis shoes and wool socks. They ran across the track, amid the public’s amazement.

Rocky Janda would say after the exhibition: “I really felt something superb. For the first time in my life, I got what I set out to do. And I have not hurt anyone. “


A history of St Loy, Penwith

The boulderous bay between Merthen Point and Boscawen Point, is known as St Loy Cove on one side and Paynter’s Cove on the other. Not far from the villages of St Buryan, Lamorna and Penberth it is unusual geologically and fascinating historically.

The secluded wooded valley leading to St Loy, is reputed to have the warmest winters in Britain and is said to be the place where the signs of spring arrive first! And as such the area, along with the Isles of Scilly, produced early flowers and vegetables for sale in the cities.

The cove is also bursting with history, mystery and misadventure, like every inch of Cornwall’s coast it has a tale or three to tell!


From wartime defence to naturism battleground

From the first line of defence against a potential German invasion to becoming a more recent battleground over whether naturism should be allowed; it is fair to say Fraisthorpe Beach, near Bridlington, has a fascinating past.

Pillboxes were built along the East Coast in a bid to prevent enemy forces landing during both world wars, with the concrete blocks arranged to prevent tanks leaving the beach and restricting their movement on it.

While coastal erosion means the front line defence at Fraisthorpe have disappeared, the rear line remains intact to this day.


Do you know the (perhaps) strangest nude job ever?

Do you know the (perhaps) strangest nude job ever?

You might think that a person ironing clothes at a naturist resort has a strange job.

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Beatrix Potter in Cornwall

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