Did you ever live near a code­breaker?

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The cur­rent team at the fa­mous code­break­ing cen­tre, Bletch­ley Park, have launched a new oral his­tory project to build up a pic­ture of what life was like for those who lived near the top- se­cret es­tab­lish­ment dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

Bletch­ley Park’s Oral His­tory Of­fi­cer, Jonathan Byrne, would like to hear from any­one who ei­ther sup­ported or was af­fected by the se­cret work there. “Many lo­cal fam­i­lies had Bletch­ley Park work­ers liv­ing with them, and lo­cal men and women pro­vided es­sen­tial ser­vices like cook­ing, clean­ing and driv­ing.

“Oth­ers may have been friends with some­one who worked at Bletch­ley Park, or may just have won­dered what this strange new place was all about, though, with the coun­try at war, they knew not to ask about it,” he says.

If you have a story about the wartime lo­cal com­mu­nity around Bletch­ley Park ( wher­ever you are now) and would like to share it, please con­tact us on 0207 400 1083 or write to us at the postal or email ad­dresses on page 101.

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