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Polgaver Naturist Bay

Cornwall’s first nudist beach is officially inaugurated.

Current affairs 1971 2 mins

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Cornwall’s first official nudist beach Polgaver Naturist Bay is opened by the comedian Freddie Starr under the watchful eye of the local press and with the blessing of the Cornwall Tourist Board. Polgaver Beach used to be one of the most popular nudist beaches in the area but redevelopment to create the new beachside village of Carlyon Beach has seen the naturists all but disappear. The beaches of Polgaver, Shorthorn and Crinnis make up Carlyon Bay in St Austell.

Freddie Starr came to prominence as a comedian and impressionist in 1970 after appearing on the television programme Opportunity Knocks, booking him a place in that year’s Royal Variety Performance. He is best known for his chaotic stand up routines which he performed on television and stage and which he toured regularly to entertain British Forces deployed overseas.