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    Arrow Bletchley Park G Block - February 2013


    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 D Block. 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. British Telecom left the site in 1993, since that time the buildings have been left to decay. The buildings are pretty empty and similar, but its a great shame to see something so important being left in such a state.


    Exterior by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Stairway by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Pillars by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Bletchley by Goldie87, on Flickr




    Untitled by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Corridor by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Sunlight by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Post Office by Goldie87, on Flickr

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    Your right its a crying shame at the state of the buildings but what can one do?great photos thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks. I often work local to this but haven't yet popped in for a look.
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    Odd, I was just talking about this only this week, even had an exterior mooch on Friday!
    Fantastic shots as usual, absolutely steeped in history! Cheers for sharing! :)
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    Great photographs, I love the lack of vandalism! :)
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    lovely pics, thanks for sharing.
    Those who destroy what's been left behind, are those ignorant enough to believe that history only belongs in museums and books.

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    A plug for Bletchley Park:

    It's well worth going to see the place, with all the displays, demonstrations and interpretive centres on site. The guides are extremely knowledgeable both about BP in particular and the British involvement in WWII in general. Purchasing a ticket gives you access for a whole year. Bletchley Park receives NOTHING from the government, and each year they can rely on charities to donate only 10 to 20% of their running and restoration costs. Everything else must come from gate receipts and the cafe. The trust is mostly run by an army of volunteers, and has a continuous programme of renovation and restoration, but can only spend what they get.

    Go and spend the day there. Take the kids. You'll love it, and you will be helping to maintain a monumentally important part of British history.

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    I was on a training course here in 1992! Those bays you see are mock "joint boxes" or Manholes. You can see the duct where the cables would run into bays an there would have been bearers on those galvanised brackets. You then strapped the two cables to the bearers and jointed them together as part of your training!

    I can remember the snooker room in the main block and one of my mates taking a risky shot and taking the clock off the wall with the cue ball!! There was a "jobsworth" security guy on duty akin to Potter from "please sir". He went mental and t all kicked off!! Happy days they were!

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    Nice set there. Had a snoop round here myself. Interesting place..

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    Amazing! It seems like I've a lot to see on this forum...

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