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    Default Bletchley Park G Block May 2018



    HISTORY: (compliments of Pastscape)

    "Block G formed part of the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park. It was constructed in October 1943 as an extension to Block F and Block D. 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 receipt 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 analysis 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 remained empty. In 1994 it became part of the Bletchley Park Trust."


    EXPLORE:

    This wasn't on our list of places to visit that day, but a last minute decision at the wrong time of day. I left my camera in the car, not thinking we'd get in (but we did) so all these photos were taken with my iPhone 6. It's a bit of a strange location, sandwiched in-between a housing estate and in full view of Bletchley Park. As my partner in crime says, "walk in like you own the place!". So we did just that.



















































    Thanks for looking

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    iphone did good, thanks for posting.

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    Just stuck a hard hat and hi viz on when I did this as I do on anywhere where residents are watching. Turns you from a pikey to a workman instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old git View Post
    Just stuck a hard hat and hi viz on when I did this as I do on anywhere where residents are watching. Turns you from a pikey to a workman instantly.
    Thatís a good idea, I shall try that next time

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    Nice, iPhones are pretty good for their cameras.
    The place hasn't changed since I visited a few weeks ago.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    Nice, iPhones are pretty good for their cameras.
    The place hasn't changed since I visited a few weeks ago.
    Is that room still scattered with personnel files from the post office? I did wonder why they never removed them.

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    Some cracking shots there FM
    Thanks for sharing chuck
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Yes nicely done, thats another place I must check out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyMuffin View Post
    Is that room still scattered with personnel files from the post office? I did wonder why they never removed them.
    At the time the files were abandoned, most of the personnel would have been EX employees, Retired though age or illness or Died in service. As with most personnel files of that era, they would not have contained anything that was not recorded on other sources available to the general public - electoral roll etc. So let somebody else foot the bill to remove/trash them. A very common occurrence in locations that housed firms that had gone bust or been wound up during take overs.

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