|"Mixed bathing decision shocks Boer War hero "|
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Donald Clark, aged 62, has toured the Kent seaside resorts looking for `proper women's wear". He has found little to please him.
August: Many councils throughout Kent are allowing couples to swim together, both in the sea and swimming baths but the Government recommendation that the sexes need no longer be kept apart is having a mixed reception in some areas.
One man from Tonbridge, incensed by the relaxation of the old laws, has earned the title of "Britain's Mixed Bathing Censor". Encouraged by the editor of the Tonbridge Free Press and the Daily Mail, Donald Clark, a former Boer War hero, is touring the Kent coast looking for the areas where the sexes are still apart and where women have proper swimming wear.
He said this week that he had seen more potential partners lost on the beaches?"the result of a young man's shock on seeing his pretty dance partner of the night before looking ridiculous in a scanty bathing costume with her hair drawn up under a horrible rubber hat:'
Mr Clark, aged 62, has found little to please him. "Mixed bathing", he said, "will always have a debasing influence by lowering the respect that should obtain between the sexes."