Offbeat

By Dan Coles


Dozens of nudists enjoyed a slap up fish and chip supper on a naked canal cruise – without a single CODpiece necessary.

The 40 nudists set sail down the Shropshire Union Canal in Stafford, Shrops, this evening [THURS] to show the public how fun it can be doing everyday tasks without any clothes on.

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British Naturism, a 50-year-old organisation boasting more than 9,000 members, set up the event after previously holding naked cycle rides, swimming sessions, dining and garden visits.

Norbury Wharf Limited, which organises regular fish and chip cruises on its 42-seater trip boat The Shropshire Star, agreed to host the event with director David Ray manning the bar and serving the fish and chips.

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Organiser John Rodgers confirmed there was a strict no clothes policy on board the canal boat.  

He added: “A naturist environment inspires freedom, body positivity and has been proven to make people happier, improving mental health and wellbeing.

“It is a positive family lifestyle.”

Pic by Dilantha Dissanayake/Caters News