Bletchley Park Not To Be Underestimated

Enigma Machine - this is the one that was stolen and Jeremy Paxman got back

Enigma Machine - this is the one that was stolen and Jeremy Paxman got back

I think that everyone knows that Bletchley Park had something to do with code breaking and in particular overcoming the complex ciphers used on the German Enigma machine.

I have to confess, that until today newspapers and television had led me to seriously believe that there was a rebuilt Collosus machine in a run down shed.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Go now, it is great.

Alan Turing who developed the Turing Bombe

Alan Turing who developed the Turing Bombe

Alan Turing designed the Turing Bombe, there is a replica now and it works, it is not quiet, it is very elegant and even uses the original oil.

Bletchley Park or #BPark as it is known on Twitter is a really all about Mathematics and a certain amount about computers – but what a learning experience.

bombe

Inside Turing's replica Bombe called Phoenix

How did I found out about Bletchley Park today – well my new geeky best friend Twitter  that is how, I went to the Station X event and I am very pleased I did.

Wireless Telegraph Station

Wireless Telegraph Station

If you want to know more visit the website at http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

Or to help save this fantastic local resource http://savingbletchleypark.org/

Listen to Interview with some good news about funding – but much more is needed. Courtesy @Documentally

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