Five Years On - National Trust adopting more confrontational and provocative
And so we approach another summer, the fifth since SUN Group was founded in
the autumn of 1995. Although we have not yet achieved our objectives of removing
the excrescences that are the red posts, or the hideous and misleadingly
advertised Heather Walk no one can deny that we have made our mark on the
National Trust again revise nudist history at
As the Nazional Trust sinks to new depths in their efforts to
get rid of us, it is quite clear that we have them on the run. Their latest
piece of revisionism would be hilariously funny if it were not so shameful: they
are now putting it about that Ralph Bankes had a lorry with a cage on the back,
which he used to round up nudists and transport them into Studland village. Mr
Bankes must be spinning like a top in his grave - it is a great pity that the
dead cannot sue for defamation of character.
Trust adopting more confrontational and
provocative tactics against nudists
As reported elsewhere in this issue, the National Trust are also adopting more
confrontational and provocative tactics against nudists. Whilst we do not in any
way condone violence, it will be surprising if they get through the summer
without at least a bloody nose or two. Perhaps this is the last convulsion of
the dying dinosaur- the Human Rights Act comes into force later this year, and
we have justifiable hopes of an improvement in our position.
PC Pete Norton retires after 22 years as
Studland beat bobby
Meanwhile, the NT'S favourite puppet, PC Pete Norton, has retired after 22
years as Studland beat bobby. We wish him a nudist-free retirement In Swanage.
It seems there will also be a new Inspector at Swanage, as Insp. Angie Downer
moves to Wimborne. Perhaps the new incumbents will be a little less keen on
jumping through hoops for the National Trust, especially as the burglary clear-up rate has
yet to burst through the 20% barrier.