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Charles 'Mac' Macaskie

1885 - ?

Founder of Britain's first nudist camp. Mackaskie was a Scotsman who worked as an electrical engineer in London's Portobello Road. With his wife Dorothy, who modelled for life-drawing classes and and enjoyed Gymnosophy - or nude sunbathing - in the early 1920s, Macaskie founded Spielplatz near St. Albans in England in 1929. This camp did much to popularise nudism in the UK. It was at this camp in the 1961 that Naked, As Nature Intended, one of the first British pornography films, was made. The censor insisted that it should be educational and had to include at least one scene made in a real nudist camp! Mackaskie appeared in the film with his hallmark long white beard. His camp still operates today.

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