Did you ever live near a codebreaker?
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.