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Bletchley Park G Block May 2018

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History compliments of someone else:

"G Block formed part of the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park. It was constructed in October 1943 as an extension to F Block and to D Block. The building comprises two self contained but intercommunicating elements; a single storey complex of five spurs to the west, and a two storey complex of three spurs arranged in a U-shaped formation to the east.

The single-storey spurs to the west housed the ISK and ISOS sections which dealt with the decoding of Enigma and conventional cipher messages from the German secret service. These sections played a vital role in the monitoring of the reciept of false information about the plans for D Day fed by allied intelligence to the German high command.

The two-storey U-shaped block to the east housed SIXTA, the Army traffic analysis sections, which dealt with the direction of radio-intercept stations and anaylsis of the enemy radio traffic. These sections played a vital role in the interception of the Enigma messages.

After the departure of the Government Code and Cipher School in 1946 the building was used as a training school for the Post Office and then British Telecom. Since the closure of this school in 1984 the building has been empty. In 1994 it became part of the Bletchley Park Trust and forms part of Bletchley Park National Codes Centre Museum but remains in a poor state of disrepair."

 

The Visit: 

This wasn't on our list of things to do that day, but our other two places didn't pan out, so a last minute call in the middle of the afternoon armed only with mobile phones, we decided to have a go. G Block has a busy neighbourhood on one side and Bletchely Park on the other. We took a short walk around the outside (trying to look inconspicuous) and found a rather large opening (door). After a quick look around, we walked right in. We spent a good couple of hours wandering the halls, and in circles. I was shocked at the amount of personal files strewn about in one room. Possibly used for storage at one point, and forgotten? Noting the time, we had to bid a hasty retreat since the school run was upon us. I'm surprised it wasn't more trashed, but the good people of Bletchley have left it to nature, well most of it anyway.

 

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49 minutes ago, Fragglehunter said:

rather liking that, a lot. 

Thank you, I pass the place everyday on the way to work. I should go back with my proper camera and have a real good nose :)

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Like it loads and nice pics

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2 hours ago, Tbolt said:

This is derpy porn peelyness

Like it loads and nice pics

Why thank you sir! Not too shabby for an iPhone 6 :D

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It's amazing an iPhone worked for long enough to take that many pics too. 

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I only have an Android LG K8 from Tesco and taking pictures is a drag, it takes so long to get itself sorted out the pics are usually not the best and usually shoogly too..

To be honest I find the same with my digital camera (Panasonic TZ8), it is so slow in getting itself together that instant action photos are just about impossible, ok if you have time to plan them and subject is still but otherwise really annoying. The old 35mm cameras were good for a quick point and shoot, I am even considering going back to one for a change despite the hassle of sending off the film and of course the cost etc!  

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On 12/06/2018 at 10:03 PM, Kilted Mac said:

Really nice close up, on an iphone...amazing. 

Thank you! My trusty iPhone 6 has never let me down :D

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