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A days visit to
Bletchley Park

Bletchley ParK

A days coach visit for fifty Stubbington U3A members.

Initial Talk Codebreaking at Bletchley Park first took place in August 1938. The name you may recall is that of Alan Turing and his story is very well told as you stroll through the rooms of the museum.

The Bombe - 1 When Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, Turing travels to Bletchley Park, where, under the direction of Commander Alastair Denniston, he joins the cryptography team of Hugh Alexander, John Cairncross, Peter Hilton, Keith Furman and Charles Richards. The team are trying to decrypt the Enigma machine, which the Nazis use to send coded messages.

Bombe-4 Turins Desk Enigma A slate sculpture

.........................A brilliant day was experienced by all, The grounds and the mansion alone are worth the visit, and as a bonus our entry ticket is valued for a year - therefore a second visit is a certainty.