11 April 2000
Wot? No naked farmers?
THE Buy British Meat calendar, which shows nude Devon farmers with strategically-placed agricultural objects, features in The Express.
Writing her column in the paper, Jenni Murray asks why the calendar has received far less publicity than a similar stunt by the Womens Institute.
“Quite apart from the denial of female pleasure, theres a serious point to be considered here.
“Theres an inexplicable nervousness about the celebration or examination of the male.”
The calendars photographer, Nicola de Pulford, also a farmer, denied that the farmers jumped on the WI bandwagon.
She tells Ms Murray that the idea came independently and was conceived as a business venture following government advice to diversify.
- The Buy British Meat calendar website is at www.rarebeef.co.uk
- Farmers strip off outside Downing St, FWi, 30 March, 2000
- The Express, 11/04/00, page 13