[GLLUG] Bletchley Park

James Hawtin oolon at ankh.org
Tue Jan 28 12:00:55 UTC 2014

On 28/01/14 11:47, Alain Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:51:41PM +0000, Alain Williams wrote:
>> If you are keeping an eye on this - please post updates.
> El Reg covers it today:
>      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/28/bletchley_park_sacks_elderly_volunteers/
> I also note a statement (yesterday) from the National Museum of Computing trustees:
>      http://www.tnmoc.org/news/news-releases/deciphering-discontent-statement-tnmoc-trustees
> I was going to send Bletchley park an email complaining, but all that they give
> is a poxy web contact form. So I phoned them (01908 640404) and told them what I
> thought: that I had been asked to organise an outing there, but that this would
> prob not now happen.
> Iain Standen, of course, was in a meeting.
I must have been to Bletchley 3 or 4 times now, I am rather sorry to see 
the Churchhill Museum go to. I was shown around by the guy who's 
collection it was, I can't even imagine how he feels now. Bletchley was 
this wonderful collection of stuff, I spent very little time looking at 
the Code breaking, and lots more time looking at the things that gave it 
atmosphere (rather like the design of the main house). How many other 
collections have they got rid of? They had many other huts, it was not 
as if they needed space. I am not looking forward a narrow "politically 
correct" view of coding breaking in a visitors centre populated by 
people who have NO clue about code breaking. I do not think I will be 
renewing my passport any time soon.


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