Thursday, 27 February 2014

Bletchley Park


I paid a visit to see the Bletchley Park Codebreakers museum yesterday, these are a few shots from my brief visit.

The main house & what we instantly recognise as the image that represents the codebrakers of WW2 

There is a large amount of dilapidation of the out buildings at the moment but the good news is that there is a complete refurbishment now under way so this image will probably not be available by this time next year.

One of two gargoyles guarding the front door

This lantern ceiling is to be found in the centre of the main house. 

This is the slate sculpture of Alan Turing, the famous mathematician, one of the most important people who were responsible for solving the German encryption of their messages using the enigma machine. 



The bomb machine part of the system for cracking code quickly. 

The Enigma machine.


The next three items are part of the display in the main house. Commander Denniston head of Bletchley made a journey across Germany to Poland to obtain a forerunner of the Enigma machine along with it’s codes. This was an incredibly brave act and as you can see from his passport this journey took place a few weeks before Great Britain and Germany went to war. 



© Lionel Callow