Lee Southern – A Barrow Load of Fun!

Lee Southern (Sothern) sat posing in a very dodgy old wheelbarrow in the grounds of Sheplegh Court in 1963. From a set of Lee in and around the grounds of Sheplegh and taken by Leslie Bainbridge on a glass photographic plate.

Lee Southern – Sunhat & Straw! (Original)

Lee Sothern (Southern) or Grace Jackson wearing just a sunhat as she poses with a piece of straw in the grounds of Sheplegh Court. Scanned from a glass photographic plate and taken in 1960 when she was apparently 24!

Lee Southern – Blonde on a Bed! (Original)

From a set of photographic glass plates, Lee Southern (Grace Jackson) posing on the bed in white negligee and platinum blonde wig. I have 5 shots from this set of Lee and all very tastefully done with her posing on the bed in various positions with the odd bit of cleavage showing 🙂

Lee Southern – Poolside Poses (Originals)

Three more silver gelatin prints of Lee Sothern (Southern) from photographic glass plates. These were again taken poolside at Sheplegh Court down in South Devon in the 1960’s, although in this shoot the pool seems to be empty in these, so maybe a later date than the shot I posted here?

Three great poses by Lee and after a bit of detective work I’ve identified the photographer as  Leslie L. Bainbridge, editor of H&E (Health & Efficiency) magazine and then Girl Illustated.

Lee Southern – At One with Nature! (Original)

Another shot of Lee Southern/Sothern (Grace Jackson) taken on a photographic glass plate in 1960. The location of this one seems to be in the grounds of Sheplegh Court in Devon, as I have other shots of her showing more of the grounds. This set has Lee posing in a more natural state as we get a clear view of her thick dark bush in this shot as she poses out and about. I also love the matching leopardskin scarf and shawl that doubles up as a rug for her to pose on!

 

Making a Splash at Spielplatz (1960)

Lee Sothern (Grace Jackson) sat posing on the pool edge at Spielplatz Naturist Club, which sure looks fun and cooling! Another print from a photographic glass plate and another naturist club for Lee to pose at, similar to this shot of her at Sheplegh Court.

Taken on 26th May, 1960 Lee was 24 and a few years younger than the shot at Sheplegh, not that you can tell! It seems that both clubs were very popular with the photographers back then, especially Spielplatz to take models to for photo-shoots, but one wonders if they had to strip off too?

Lee Sothern – At One With Nature (1963)

A silver gelatin print from a glass photographic plate of Lee Sothern (Grace Jackson) taken poolside at Sheplegh Court, South Devon in 1963 . Research has shown that Sheplegh Court was another naturist resort based around a large manor house and similar to that of Spielplatz Naturist Club, but down in the warmer climates of Devon and was running up until the late 1980’s.

A wonderful shot of Lee with long hair (extensions?) and her tanned body, who was 27 years old at the time this was taken. Unknown photographer, but I’ve seen similar shots of Lee like this that have appeared in H&E magazine, which would make sense with the location. I have several others of Lee at Sheplegh Court, as well as others of her at Spielplatz, so she was obviously doing the rounds at the naturist clubs in the early 1960’s. Also another variation of her name spelling as well, as they did back then 🙂