Sunday, 29 November 2015

Bletchley Park

Last Saturday my friend Mark (who you may remember from my Chanctonbury Ring post back in February) and I finally got round to organising another trip, this time to Bletchley Park.

Here are a bunch of photos. Many will be self-explanatory. Others I will attempt to explain. Maybe. It is Sunday and I am tired from editing 60+ photos and am reading Flowers for Algernon and the mouse has just been freed and I want to know what happens next.

Sing us a song, you're the bagelman...

Lot of roof and ceiling pictures coming up. Always look up.


ID card and ration book.

Radio set.

Voluntary assistant = 'Hilfswilliger'.

Amazing double-bodied swan

Le Mansion.

Stone upon which Churchill stood on his visit to address staff in 1941. There's a spodcast about it here.

The Library.

Set used in The Imitation Game.


Alan Turing liked to look for patterns in nature.

Totally looking like Keira Knightley and not a gormless goon.

1938 ambience.

Don't get many 'Dillwyn's these days.

Polish Memorial

Twas a more civilised time, when one could smoke in an office.

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Apology to Alan Turing. Full text here.

Enigma machine once owned by Mussolini.

Having only just recovered from reading the apology, I turned to face the doleful eyes of Alan Turing's teddy bear, 'Porgy'.

My tour buddy spotted this in the National Radio Centre - my former home. A blog post for another time, maybe.