CONTRAS survey 1,084 nudists on National Trust restrictions
The last week of July and the first two weeks of August 1995 saw the first ever
survey of nudists and collection of nudists signatures at Studland Bay.
The CONTRAS protest petition was signed by 1,084 nudists, of which
194 were paid up members of the National Trust and only 20 would not
give their full name and address.
People were incensed that such a truly beautiful area, enjoyed so
freely since the First World War by them and their families was now
being subjected to over management by The National Trust.
Survey results as presented to the National Trust:
As discussed at our meeting with the National Trust representatives
we now have pleasure in enclosing a copy of our survey and petition
which was carried out over a three week period at Studland Bay nudist
The questions asked were:-
- Do you know what the yellow and red posts signify?
In most cases the answer was "No - I do not know what
the new posts signify".
We informed those nudists interviewed that the red posts were to
restrict naturists within that area as a result of heather walk
being introduced for those people who do not wish to see nudists.
- Do you agree with the latest restrictions imposed on nudists
by the national trust?
In all cases the answer was "No - I do
NOT agree with National Trust restrictions".
All of those people interviewed agreed that the long established
traditional area used by nudists should be retained.
- Would you be prepared to add your name and address to this
petition which will in due course be passed to the national trust?
Only 20 out of those who supported our survey/petition did not wish
to include names and addresses.
Over 1,100 nudists object to heather walk and its resulting
restrictions on the established nudist area.
194 of those
interviewed were National Trust members.
We hope that the enclosed copy survey/petition will be sufficient to
influence the National Trust in reconsidering the latest restrictions
imposed on nudist at Studland Bay and heathland.