Monday, 24 September 2018

History trip to Bletchley Park

AMATEUR historians in Wargrave visited Bletchley Park, site of the Second World War codebreakers team, on

AMATEUR historians in Wargrave visited Bletchley Park, site of the Second World War codebreakers team, on Tuesday last week.

Members of the Wargrave History Society saw displays about the Enigma machines and the work of the codebreakers. There were also several interactive displays where they could try decoding messages.

The mansion was built in the 1870s, and bought in 1883 by Sir Herbert Leon. It remained a family home until it was put up for auction in 1937 when it was bought by the government and later housed the Government Code and Cypher School.

Its rural location meant it was less at risk from wartime attack and it also had easy access from Oxford, Cambridge and London.



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