We are planning an Out and About visit to Bletchley Park on 30 September. The cost, including afternoon tea, is likely to be £30.
Bletchley Park is the home of British code-breaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It was the central site for code-breaking in Britain during WWII. It housed the Government Code and Cipher School and regularly penetrated the secret communications of the opposing forces – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers.
Those of you who have seen the film The Imitation Game will know something about the history of Bletchley, and the life and work of Alan Turing.
Sallie Eden visited recently and is happy to tell you more about the work of specialists who worked there on the Enigma machines, breaking coded messages in WWII.
You’ll get the chance to try out code breaking; there are military vehicles, stories of pigeons and their support for the resistance, recreations of working conditions and, of course, Enigma machines.
Please let Sallie or Temple know if you’re interested.
Sallie has some leaflets or, if you’d like to know more, just ask. She can tell you a little about the role of Dulwich in the story too.