Edited reports from our newsletter The Bare Essentials, which keeps
SUN members informed:
1982 - 1988 - Appearance of signs and 1988 'demarcation' line
1995 May - Horror as nudists discover posts for first time
1995 June - Angry nudists form CONTRAS: Coalition Opposing National Trust Restrictions At Studland
1995 July - The 'Battle for Studland Bay' begins as CONTRAS call 1st meeting of angry nudists
1995 July - CONTRAS survey 1,084 nudists on National Trust restrictions
1995 Aug - First Meeting - First formal meeting with the National Trust - Will they heed 1,084 nudist calls?
1995 Aug - First Meeting - National Trust present flawed 'consultation process' as justification for introducing red posts
1995 Aug - First Meeting - National Trust built red post zone in 'response to complaints' (but refuse to say how many)
1995 Aug - CONTRAS become SUN Group and start recruiting members
1995 Aug - National Trust letter tries to re-write history of nudism Studland
1995 Nov - Inaugural General Meeting of Studland United Nudists - 03/11/95
1995 Nov - National Trust refuse to remove nudist 'boundary' - SUN Secretary
1995 Nov - Ralph Bankes cousin supports SUN
1995 Dec - Copy of Ralph Bankes Will (by which Studland passed to the National Trust) obtained
1995 Dec - Chairman: NT must re-route Heather Walk and remove the red posts
1996 Jan - SUN's membership grows over the winter!
1996 Jan - National Trust cuts down more trees and destroys 'gorse hollow'
1996 Jun - Changes on SUN's Board
1996 Jun - Statement of Rights - 1996
1996 Jun - Anti-Nudist attitudes at Studland Village
1996 Jun - A minor re-routing of Heather Walk
1996 Jun - CCBN thought new National Trust nudist zone would be bigger
1996 Jun - National Trust Employees intimidate and harass nudists
1996 Jun - Nudists stand up to fake National Trust 'Warden'
1996 July - National Trust announce 'cover-up patrols' and warn "We are Wardening more heavily than we have done"
1996 Aug - Liaison Meeting reveals Trust lied to SUN in 1995
1996 Oct - Counsel's Opinion on Ralph Bankes Will
1996 Nov - SUN Group Articles of Purpose
1996 Nov - Studland United Nudists' first AGM - 1996
1996 Dec - CHAIRMAN: Not all nudists are prepared to roll over and play dead for the National Trust
1996 Dec - Meridian TV want to make programme
1996 Dec - A Summary of activities in 1996 - SUN Secretary
1997 May - National Trust get away with blatant abuse of planning law
1997 Jun - SUN membership grows as police helicopter films nudists
1997 Jun - Daily Echo - 'The Big Debate'
1997 Jun - CCBN again 'agree' with National Trust boundary in 'secret' meeting
1997 Jun - National Trust wardens target pale nudists for harassment assuming that 'Tanned = Trouble' ...
1997 Jun - Continued interest from Meridian TV
1997 Sep - SUN receive certain assurances at National Trust Liaison Meeting
1997 Sep - English Nature's contribution to SUN newsletter
1997 Sep - National Trust's contribution to SUN newsletter
1997 Oct - Destruction of woodland at 'Old Man's Corner'
1997 Nov - Studland United Nudists 1997 AGM
1997 Nov - CHAIRMAN AGM SPEACH - Since when has nudity on Studland ever required 'endorsement' by the National Trust
1997 Nov - Liaison Meeting - We are now establishing a solid working relationship
1998 Mar - Talks breakdown as SUN subjected to the most venomous bigotry imaginable at Liaison Meeting
1998 Mar - CHAIRMAN's letter suspending involvement with National Trust
1998 Mar - After withdrawal, where to now?
1998 Apr - The Legal Position - SUN gets solicitors advice
1998 Jun - CHAIRMAN: SUN Board at their wits end
1998 Jun - SUN should continue in liaison meetings say membership
1998 Jun - SUN Board calls for more volunteers
1998 Jun - Meeting with Dorset Police - 2nd June 1998
1998 Jun - National Trust latest reason for zone: "It's easier to control criminals if the nudist area is smaller"
1998 Jun - National Trust Naturist Leaflet - Summer 98
1998 Nov - Studland United Nudists 1998 AGM
1998 Dec - Police admit on Radio 4 that the "designated area" is purely a National Trust management decision
1998 Dec - National Trust Dog Warden goes barking in DIY store
1998 Dec - No liaison meeting as 'consultant' prepares Studland management plan
1998 Dec - Reminder: SUN was formed as a direct result of CCBN's failure to stand up for naturism
1998 Dec - Craven Walker sets up CCBN backed Studland Beach Naturists support group - Chairman
1998 Dec - Police 'we will not be involved in any way'
1999 Jun - Action Day
1999 Jun - A Litter Victory - Footpath now noticeably cleaner
1999 Jun - CHAIRMAN: When a Nudist Beach ends up a Vaguely Nudist Beach
1999 Jun - SUN advertisement on Sandbanks Ferry makes nudist history
1999 July - Police caught red-handed and make mockery of claim "not to be involved"!
1999 Aug - Action Day
1999 Nov - Studland United Nudists 1999 AGM - Minutes
1999 Nov - Chairman's Statement - Stalemate - National Trust have not moved an inch - 1999 AGM
1999 Dec - CHAIRMAN - Talks between SUN and National Trust cease - talking to CCBN now appears to be NT policy
1999 Dec - Dorset Police - silence is consent
2000 Jun - CHAIRMAN: Studland requires no further promotion - the National Trust should cease attracting visitors
2000 Jun - Secretary - Five Years On - National Trust adopting more confrontational and provocative tactics
2000 Jun - Major change as police say they will no longer be used as "National Trust Puppets" (their exact words!)
2000 Jun - National Trust installs six inch diameter steel pipes filled with concrete
2000 Aug - August 2000 Action Day
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