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Nudist park residents help stop wildfire from spreading and burning down trailer
A group of residents at a nudist park in Tennessee helped to contain a brush fire on Wednesday which threatened to burn down a trailer and a power pole, according to reports.

The fire started at around 1:15 p.m. in Rutherford County near the intersection of Bradyville Pike and Gum Puckett Road, WSMV reported. The fire eventually grew to cover on area measuring between eight and ten acres reaching the edge of a nearby woods, fire officials said.

Susan Palmer, one of the residents of the Rock Haven Lodge nudist park—which is located near the intersection—noticed something was wrong after seeing heavy smoke during her drive home. She called 911.

“I looked out to my left and saw a lot of smoke and I thought, ‘That doesn’t look good,'” Palmer told WSMV. “I got in touch with some of my guys and said, ‘Take the fire truck and go.'”

Fortunately, the nudist park has a 1964 Ford fire truck capable of holding 500 gallons of water, which had never been used to tackle a large blaze until the latest incident.

Residents from the nudist park then helped personnel from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to battle the fire—which was located just outside the nudist park property.

As well as using their fire truck, the nudist park residents also helped to move hay bales away from the blaze in order to stop it spreading, WTVF reported.

The owner of the property where the fire started said that it was the nudist park residents who spotted the fire first and sounded the alarm.

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Source: Newsweek

Original publication 3 October 2019

Posted on NatCorn 5th October 2019

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Woman’s shock as cheeky man strips NAKED at popular Devon beauty spot
The encounter has divided locals: Some think it was a harmless display of flesh – others want him REPORTED

A dog walker got an eyeful at a Dartmoor beauty spot – after coming across a cheeky rambler wearing nought but his trainers.

The stark-naked shocker happened this afternoon (August 22) on a well trodden path leading to Double Waters at Yelverton.

The woman said she even “exchanged pleasantries about the weather” with the nude man “and carried on our way.”

A stark naked man spotted walking along a popular trail near Tavistock
A stark naked man spotted walking along a popular trail near Tavistock

She even bumped into the man on the way back.

Thankfully, and possibly down to cooling temperatures, he’d wrapped a scarf around his privates to spare any further blushes.

The woman shared her bizarre encounter on social media.

When urged to report the man for his nude rambling, the woman replied: “What am I going to say? A naked man with dark hair, 40ish and a medium c*ck? Ha!”

Despite other users finding the incident offensive, others found the funny side.

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Source: DevonLife

Original publication 22 AUG 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th September 2019

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NAKED THEFT Barcelona now so ravaged by tourist muggings that cops are giving out robbery ‘survival kits’ to victims on the beach
BARCELONA has become so besieged by tourist thefts that police are handing out survival kits to beachgoers who have their clothes pinched while taking a dip in the sea.

The initiative is particularly appreciated by nudists visiting the beaches of Sant Sebastia or Mar Bella, according to reports.

The Urban Guard of Barcelona is looking after victims of theft by giving them bags containing four practical items – flip flops, a T-shirt provided by Barcelona City Council, trousers and a one-way Barcelona Metro ticket.

El Pais reports that the “theft kit” is especially designed for holidaymakers returning to their belongings on the beach after a swim, only to find their gear has been swiped.

Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches
Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches GUÀRDIA URBANA

Since the holiday season began, cops have handed out 174 kits between May 27 and August 21.

This is a rise from three years ago, when 120 were provided from May to September.

The jump echoes a rise in reported crime in the resort location, with deputy mayor Albert Batlle saying there’s a “security crisis”, including at its crowded beaches.

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Source: The Sun

Original publication 26 Aug 2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2019

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ArtiLake Tahoe public nudity crackdown throws wet blanket on clothing-optional beaches

People who want to celebrate their freedom on Independence Day sunning at Lake Tahoe are going to need to wear some clothes.

That’s according to law enforcement officials on the Nevada side of the lake who are cracking down on public nudity at longtime clothing-optional beaches.

The warning comes in advance of the Fourth of July, one of the biggest days of the year for Tahoe beachgoers, clothed and unclothed alike.

Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe's east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019.
Beachgoers at Creek Beach, a clothing optional beach on Lake Tahoe’s east shore. Shown on July 1, 2019. Benjamin Spillman

The prospect of a police crackdown on nudity is worrying for people who like to wear minimal to no clothing in order to maximize their Tahoe summer experience.

“It is scary, people are frightened,” said Guy Dannehl, president of Tahoe Area Naturists, following a weekend confrontation with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies at Creek Beach, a longtime clothing-optional beach on the east shore.

The confrontation occurred Saturday afternoon and a beachgoer recorded a portion of it with a smartphone and posted it on Facebook.

Although the beach is on U.S. Forest Service land within the boundary of Carson City, law enforcement agencies around the lake have agreements to enforce laws across jurisdictional boundaries.

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Source: Reno Gazette Journal

Original publication Jul 2, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 10th July 2019

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Updated signs to define nude beach

The City of Rockingham will update signs at Port Kennedy’s nudist beach to ensure the precise location of free bathing is clear, after feedback from residents that the boundaries are too close to the beach’s main access way.

Nude bathing has been permitted at the beach since 1988.

But Port Kennedy residents last week questioned why “free beach” signs had been moved from their position about 100m down the beach to just 10m away from the beach’s main access way, in full view of beachgoers entering from Bayeux Avenue.

Residents also raised concerns about lewd behaviour on the beach, which was moving closer to the general beach boundary.

“At the very least, we do not want to walk down onto our beach from the most popular access way available to us and be confronted by this type of behaviour,” a resident, who requested that her name be withheld, said.

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Source: The West Australian

Original publication 4 July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 9th July 2019

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Row erupts between naturists over grass damage allegations
A ROW has erupted between two groups of naturists following allegations members of the club had damaged some grass.

Lakeland Outdoor Club, which rents a field at Haverigg Haws for the use of its members, has been split in two after a number of members were thrown out of it.

One of the evicted members, Russell Davies, said he could not understand why his membership had been revoked.

Row erupts between Haverigg naturists over grass damage allegations
Row erupts between Haverigg naturists over grass damage allegations

“The club are saying myself and about 10 other members have damaged the grass in the field,” the 52-year-old said.

“They said because a caravan had been there it’s damaged the grass.

“They’ve come up with this trumped-up charge but we haven’t done anything; the people who are running the club want us out for whatever reason.”

Mr Davies, from Wigton, said one woman who has been barred from the club had been a member for 40 years.

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Source: The Mail

Original publication 28th June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3rd July 2019

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Nudists swelter in sizzling heatwave

Public nudists have come under fire in Germany as Europe sizzles in temperatures of up to 45C in the heatwave dubbed the “Sahara bubble”.

In Brandenburg, police posted two pictures of a man riding a moped naked and called for captions of the images.

“Because we’re speechless,” said police, adding the hashtags #heat, #safetyfirst and #livingontheedge.

As contributions and queries poured in over whether the man flouted any rules, police clarified that it was not illegal to go around nude in public, but only so long as no one files a complaint.

In Germany’s south, topless female sunbathers sparked a row after five fully clad security men walked over to tell them to put their bikini tops back on, Sueddeutsche daily reported.

Several other sunbathers nearby stood up for the women, and one told the newspaper: “We took off our bikinis out of solidarity.”

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 27 Jun, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 30th June 2019

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Nudists, township start rezoning appeal battle

The two sides in a rezoning dispute for a nude campground faced off in a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.

Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle are appealing a 2017 decision by Stone Mills Township council that denied their request to re-zone their property to allow the expansion of the campground.

Tuesday’s meeting set a date for a hearing and confirmed the list of people seeking to take part as parties or participants.

But before that, LPAT member Thomas Hodgins asked the two sides if they could find a solution on their own.

“Is there an opportunity to settle this?” Hodgins asked.

Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle leave the Stone Mills Township municipal office after a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal meeting in Centreville, Ont. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Freedom Fields Naturalist Ranch owners Yvonne Gibson and Hector Gravelle leave the Stone Mills Township municipal office after a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal meeting in Centreville, Ont. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network

Gibson said she and Gravelle were open to finding a settlement but the township’s lawyer Tony Flemming said his clients want the issue to go before a hearing.

Five people – mostly neighbours of the Freedom Fields – and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture applied to be participants in the hearing, allowing them to submit written comments for consideration.

All of those applying for participant status are opposed to the campground’s expansion, and included Jim and Susan Denison, Michael Mulroney and Chris Howland.

“I am very interested in this matter,” said Mulroney, who described himself as the third-generation of his family to live on a property adjacent to the Freedom Fields site.

The OFA opposed the campground being expanded on land that could be used for agricultural purposes.

Gibson said she objected to the tribunal allowing her neighbours take part as participants.

She argued that none of those applying failed to show the re-zoning application violated the township and county official plans or provincial policy statements about rural development.

Gibson said most of their submissions were “biased, discriminatory and libellous” and focused on the nudity at the ranch rather than planning issues.

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Source: Whig Standard

Original publication June 25, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 27th June 2019

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Auckland nudist beach Ladies Bay set to unveil name options for historical signs

Is it a lady’s or is it for ladies – the history of an Auckland nudist beach’s names may soon be revealed for all to see.

Ladies Bay in the east Auckland suburb of St Heliers has long suffered from multiple spellings of its name – and a questionable reputation.

Now local politician Colin Davis is looking to solve the former with a new sign that spells out both of the site’s English names – and adds a Māori one.

While “Ladies Bay” is the name at present printed on an Auckland Council sign, the place has also been known as Lady’s Bay, prompting the question, who was the lady?

A local politician wants the name "Lady's Bay" and also a Māori name added to a new sign for "Ladies Bay" in St Heliers, Auckland
A local politician wants the name “Lady’s Bay” and also a Māori name added to a new sign for “Ladies Bay” in St Heliers, Auckland

Davis, of the Ōrākei Local Board, citing a local historian and reports on a 1940s plan for a flying-boat passenger terminal at the bay, said she was Eliza, Lady Grey, wife of Governor Sir George Grey.

“… hence ‘Lady’s Bay’, which spelling is recorded in a local history and most often in newspapers in the late 1800s, even up to the 1940s,” Davis said in papers for this Thursday’s board meeting where he hopes to persuade colleagues to support his move.

“Sometimes, but not often, the plural spelling ‘Ladies’ – with an apostrophe – was written.”

He told the Herald that work being done, following subsidence, to build new steps down to the bay gave an opportunity to replace the current sign with one that said “Ladies Bay – Lady’s Bay”.

He wants a Māori name added too, in line with Auckland Council policy, and a separate sign explaining the history of the names.

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Source: New Zealand Herald

Original publication 14 May, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 19th May 2019

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‘It’s a nature walk, not a naturist walk!’ – shock as naked man seen by several witnesses cheerfully walking his dog
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Residents in a quiet Lincolnshire village might have thought they were seeing things over the weekend after a naked man was spotted walking his dog.

The man, who appeared to be in his 50s, was seen by multiple members of the public walking down a towpath along the River Witham near the town of Bardney on Sunday, May 12.

One member of the public, who asked to remain anonymous, saw the man walking along the old railway path at 3pm.

This is the man captured on camera walking his dog
This is the man captured on camera walking his dog Anonymous

“I said to him ‘what do you think you’re doing?’ and he just said it was a nice day for it,” they said.

“One of the people I was with challenged him and he just shrugged his shoulders.

“He seemed an intelligent sort. It’s a nature walk, not a naturist walk. Maybe he misread the sign!”

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Source: LincolnshireLive

Original publication 13 MAY 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th May 2019

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People do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well.
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Another wonderful World Snooker Championships in Sheffield where the city centre takes on a buzz and excitement rarely felt at any other time.

Some years ago you could barely, (no pun intended) watch a sporting event without seeing a streaker and the Crucible was no exception. Where have they all gone?

One of the most prolific streakers of all time Mark Roberts made two appearances at the World Snooker Finals at the Crucible, once at the Graham Dott and Ronnie O’Sullivan game in 2004, and again in 2008 when Ali Carter played Ronnie.

After a few good years of notoriety, during which he was banned from every football ground in the UK, he hung up his boots which were often the only things he wore!

People attending Nudestock go for a walk.
People attending Nudestock go for a walk.

Streakers apart, people do love to take off their clothes, with nudism and naturism definitely alive and well. And it can be closer than you think!

A farm in Doncaster is holding the annual ‘Nudestock’ event in May which is certified by the British Camping and Caravanning Club. However, the week-long event is well managed, doesn’t hurt anyone or cause any trouble with local people, and really if that’s what floats your boat! The theme this year is ‘Space’ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, although I seem to remember the astronauts wearing quite a lot on the way of protective clothing, which would have been quite useful given that one of the sporting activities is darts! Ouch!

It is a chance for naturists to socialise with other like-minded people and is a real family affair. Other activities include yoga, body painting and Scottish dancing and there is live entertainment.

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Source: The Star

Original publication 30 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 2nd May 2019

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This is the best hotel in Birmingham – where people walk around naked
The Clover Hotel and Spa is ranked #1 on the travel website, out of 117 hotels in our city

When it comes to getting away from it all in Birmingham – you are spoilt for choice.

From five-star luxury to quaint boutique rooms, to budget stays and themed hotels, there is something for everyone.

Travel website TripAdvisor has used customer reviews to recognise the city’s best hotels, spas and B&Bs by ranking them on location, cleanliness, service and value.

But the number one hotel in Birmingham might come as a surprise.

Top ranking across the whole city is the Clover Hotel and Spa.

The Clover Spa & Hotel in Erdington which has been ranked number in Birmingham by reviewers on TripAdvisor
The Clover Spa & Hotel in Erdington which has been ranked number in Birmingham by reviewers on TripAdvisor

But the venue, nestled between a nursery and residential housing on the busy Chester Road in Erdington, isn’t all it seems.

Because owner Tim Higgs has fulfilled a naked ambition – by turning the detached family home into a naturist hotel.

And the clothing-optional venue has become a hit with customers who are clambering to stay at the swish pad – which also boasts a hot tub in the private garden.

Of the 312 reviews on TripAdvisor, 278 are excellent and the rest ‘good’.

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Source: BirminghamLive

Original publication 28 APR 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st May 2019

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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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Source: Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Original publication 11th April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th April 2019

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Sixty naked visitors get private viewing of Rodin’s The Kiss in Ipswich – and even recreate it
It’s one of the most famous sculptures of naked humans in the world – and now Rodin’s The Kiss has received top marks from a group of naturists who came to see it at its temporary home in Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion.

The sculpture, depicting a naked couple in a passionate clinch, has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the Mansion since it arrived at the end of last year – but none were quite as eye-catching as the 60 members of British Naturism who were given a private viewing recently. They were also given a talk about the sculpture and other work on display by museum curator Emma Roodhouse.

Members of British Naturists recreate The Kiss at Christchurch Mansion.
Members of British Naturists recreate The Kiss at Christchurch Mansion.

A spokesman for Ipswich Council, which owns and manages the Mansion, said: “It was an unusual booking, but we were happy to allow them a private viewing. They were a very pleasant group and were really interested in The Kiss and the other exhibits we have on show there.” He said that a member of museum staff had to accompany the group during their visit to the exhibition – but it was otherwise a private visit. “We asked for volunteers – no one was forced to stay in case they might have been embarrassed, but the visit was a great success.” Andy Wyman from British Naturism said: “We have visited other museums before such as the Haynes Motor Museum and the Maritime Museum in Falmouth but this was the first time we have been to such a prestigious event with the magnificent Rodin sculpture, The Kiss.

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Source: Ipswich Star

Original publication 3 April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th April 2019

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Nudist colony bares its way into the Commons

A nudist colony was officially unveiled Friday in Commons 569. The colony, named Studiously Streaking, was founded with the intent of providing students with a safe space for optional clothing.

At the revealing, nudists from the community came out to show support for Capital’s first on-campus nudist organization along with representatives from the local chapter of the American Association for Nudist Exploration. “We are very excited to see the next generation of nudists showing some skin and taking some risks,” Bertha DeSoot, the Columbus chapter president of the AANE, said. “We’re hoping that the actions taken here today by Nick Edd and his group will help inspire students at other schools like Ohio State and Otterbein and help them realize there’s nothing wrong with stripping down to the basics.” The colony, which is accepting of any and all students, will remain in its designated Commons throughout the school year.

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Source: The Chimes

Original publication March 28, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 1st April 2019