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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fenny Stratford = Bletchley Park

A couple of days at Fenny Stratford gave me a chance to visit Bletchley Park which was the hub of wartime code breaking and is only a 20minute walk from the canal.
I spent 4hrs wandering around the exhibits but still hadn`t seen all there was to see as some sections run by outside groups only operated at weekends but the beauty of the £8 admission was the free return anytime in the next 12 months.
So much to see and read most of which is better read by yourselves so follow the links and if you pass by pay a visit, i guarantee your being intrigued by what went on here during the war.
An Enigma machine
Perhaps the most famous code breaker was Alan Turin. This statue is made of thousands of pieces of Welsh slate.
Mock up of a `Bombe` machine.After the war Churchill had all the machines at Bletchley and other locations broken up.
The original red brick farmhouse had many additions after Sir Herbert Leon purchased
Bletchley Park in 1883
Just two of the added rooms inside the house.

The Colossus machine re-built by Bletchley Park curator Tony Sale.

Machines at Bletchley
Sir Herbet Leon
Churchill`s secret
Alan Turin scrapbook

1 comment:

Les Biggs said...

Derek and Dot said...
Hi Les
There is a bronze statue of Alan Turing in Sackville Park, Manchester alongside the canal sitting on a bench holding an apple which he laced with Cyanide to commit suicide.
Glad you are now much better and we may catch up again later in the year.

Sun Mar 14, 02:39:00 PM
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Mon Mar 15, 09:16:00 AM
Anonymous said...
Hi Les,
I will be visiting Bletchley Park with a group in the Autumn. I was able to tell some of them about your blog, and now we are all really looking forward to our visit!!
The 'free return within 12 months' is a great attraction as it will encourage us to take in another newbie, thus spreading the word about this remarkable place.
I can't believe I've lived in the area for this length of time, and am still anticipating my first visit!
Thanks for all the links - so interesting.

Tue Mar 16, 10:59:00 PM
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