SP8633 : Interior of Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

taken 4 years ago, near to Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Great Britain

Interior of Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interior of Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bletchley Park Trust is a registered charity, 1012743, its Mission is to preserve and develop Bletchley Park as a world-class museum, heritage site and education centre in order to enhance the understanding of the critical contribution of Codebreaking and intelligence in World War Two, the birth of computing and electronic security, and how these unique achievements remain relevant today.
Bletchley Park
Originally the home of the financier and Liberal MP, Sir Herbert Samuel Leon (1850Ė1926), the Bletchley Park Mansion evolved in line with its owner's eccentric tastes into a hotch-potch of Victorian Gothic, Tudor and Dutch Baroque architectural styles. The estate, which was sold by the Leon family in 1937, was to become the centre of the UK's main decryption effort during WWII, and it was here that the codes and ciphers of several Axis countries were decrypted, among them the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.

[Credit for above paragraph goes to Ian Petticrew LinkExternal link ]

For many more photos of the site, see Basher Eyre's portfolio: LinkExternal link
Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park rejoices in the fact that, until fairly recently, it was probably Britainís best kept secret. This is because the secrecy surrounding all the activities carried on here during World War Two was of vital importance to our national security and ultimate victory.

It was here that an organisation called the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) studied and devised methods to enable the Allied forces to decipher the military codes and ciphers that secured German, Japanese, and other Axis nationís communications LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Museum 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8639 3388 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.7993N 0:44.5869W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8637 3388
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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