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This is a story about saving Bletchley Park, one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance. It begins with Alan Turing and the team of codebreakers who worked there during World War II, and it ends with plans to transform it into the world class heritage and education centre it deserves to be. In between is the story of the hundreds of people who have dedicated years of hard work and determination to save it.

This is also a story about technology, and how it can be employed to extraordinary effect. Bletchley Park was the birthplace of the modern computer – 70 years later, this technology enabled a social media campaign that helped to secure Bletchley Park’s long term future. That same technology will also help to fund this book – a fitting testament to the achievements of this remarkable team of computing pioneers.

In this book, you’ll learn about some of the mysterious work that took place at Bletchley Park, and the significance this had to the outcome of World War II. You’ll also find out about Alan Turing – technology pioneer, mathematical genius and one of the most remarkable Britons who ever lived. It’s also the story of the thousands of women who worked at Bletchley Park – an inspiration for the growing number of women working in the field of computing and technology.

Due for release any time now:  Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black.
And we promote this for two very good reasons!!

Firstly it’s a damn good and very down to earth read of a fascinating story of Sue Black’s efforts to successfully save the place that saved our entire nation and millions of lives worldwide told by the person who did it with the power of social media.

Secondly: As our RWiR site (link on the right) we didn’t design the book cover, but we did spend a long time preparing the images for it, many were phone taken photos we had to get to print quality.

This is a story about saving Bletchley Park, one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance. It begins with Alan Turing and the team of codebreakers who worked there during World War II, and it ends with plans to transform it into the world class heritage and education centre it deserves to be. In between is the story of the hundreds of people who have dedicated years of hard work and determination to save it.

This is also a story about technology, and how it can be employed to extraordinary effect. Bletchley Park was the birthplace of the modern computer – 70 years later, this technology enabled a social media campaign that helped to secure Bletchley Park’s long term future. That same technology will also help to fund this book – a fitting testament to the achievements of this remarkable team of computing pioneers.

In this book, you’ll learn about some of the mysterious work that took place at Bletchley Park, and the significance this had to the outcome of World War II. You’ll also find out about Alan Turing – technology pioneer, mathematical genius and one of the most remarkable Britons who ever lived. It’s also the story of the thousands of women who worked at Bletchley Park – an inspiration for the growing number of women working in the field of computing and technology.

Due for release any time now:  Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black.
And we promote this for two very good reasons!!

Firstly it’s a damn good and very down to earth read of a fascinating story of Sue Black’s efforts to successfully save the place that saved our entire nation and millions of lives worldwide told by the person who did it with the power of social media.

Secondly: As our RWiR site (link on the right) we didn’t design the book cover, but we did spend a long time preparing the images for it, many were phone taken photos we had to get to print quality.

My first book Saving Bletchley Park about the successful campaign that I led to save Bletchley Park is an Amazon bestseller and was the fastest crowdfunded book EVER!

The story of the social media campaign that saved Bletchley Park and an inspirational testament to the remarkable men and women whose work made it a place worth rescuing.

In 1939, Alan Turing’s Bombe machine – the most advanced method used to crack the Nazis’ Enigma code – was born at Bletchley Park. But at the turn of the century, the only cracks left were the ones running through the walls, and the huts where teams of codebreakers had changed the course of WWII were crumbling to the ground.

After the war Bletchley Park became home to a variety of training schools: for teachers, Post Office workers, air traffic control system engineers, and members of GCHQ. In 1987, after a fifty-year association with British Intelligence, Bletchley Park was finally closed.

There were moves to demolish the whole site in favour of housing development and a supermarket. In 1991 the Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society formed a small committee with the aim of saving Bletchley Park in tribute to the remarkable people whose collective intellects changed the course of WW2, and so that the story could be kept alive for the education and enjoyment of future generations.

On 10 February 1992, the committee persuaded Milton Keynes Council to declare most of Bletchley Park a conservation area. Three days later the Bletchley Park Trust was formed and in 1994 its Chief Patron, HRH The Duke of Kent, opened the site to the public, as a museum. In June 1999 Trust was awarded a 250 year leasehold of the core historic areas of the Park, and this was followed in 2009 by a successful bid for support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Bletchley Park is now a self funding historic visitor attraction with over 250,000 visitors per year, and additional buildings continue to be restored and opened to the public.

This is a story about saving Bletchley Park, one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance. It begins with Alan Turing and the team of codebreakers who worked there during World War II, and it ends with plans to transform it into the world class heritage and education centre it deserves to be. In between is the story of the hundreds of people who have dedicated years of hard work and determination to save it.

This is also a story about technology, and how it can be employed to extraordinary effect. Bletchley Park was the birthplace of the modern computer – 70 years later, this technology enabled a social media campaign that helped to secure Bletchley Park’s long term future. That same technology will also help to fund this book – a fitting testament to the achievements of this remarkable team of computing pioneers.

In this book, you’ll learn about some of the mysterious work that took place at Bletchley Park, and the significance this had to the outcome of World War II. You’ll also find out about Alan Turing – technology pioneer, mathematical genius and one of the most remarkable Britons who ever lived. It’s also the story of the thousands of women who worked at Bletchley Park – an inspiration for the growing number of women working in the field of computing and technology.

This is a story about saving Bletchley Park, one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance. It begins with Alan Turing and the team of codebreakers who worked there during World War II, and it ends with plans to transform it into the world class heritage and education centre it deserves to be. In between is the story of the hundreds of people who have dedicated years of hard work and determination to save it.

This is also a story about technology, and how it can be employed to extraordinary effect. Bletchley Park was the birthplace of the modern computer – 70 years later, this technology enabled a social media campaign that helped to secure Bletchley Park’s long term future. That same technology will also help to fund this book – a fitting testament to the achievements of this remarkable team of computing pioneers.

In this book, you’ll learn about some of the mysterious work that took place at Bletchley Park, and the significance this had to the outcome of World War II. You’ll also find out about Alan Turing – technology pioneer, mathematical genius and one of the most remarkable Britons who ever lived. It’s also the story of the thousands of women who worked at Bletchley Park – an inspiration for the growing number of women working in the field of computing and technology.

Due for release any time now:  Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black.
And we promote this for two very good reasons!!

Firstly it’s a damn good and very down to earth read of a fascinating story of Sue Black’s efforts to successfully save the place that saved our entire nation and millions of lives worldwide told by the person who did it with the power of social media.

Secondly: As our RWiR site (link on the right) we didn’t design the book cover, but we did spend a long time preparing the images for it, many were phone taken photos we had to get to print quality.

My first book Saving Bletchley Park about the successful campaign that I led to save Bletchley Park is an Amazon bestseller and was the fastest crowdfunded book EVER!

The story of the social media campaign that saved Bletchley Park and an inspirational testament to the remarkable men and women whose work made it a place worth rescuing.

In 1939, Alan Turing’s Bombe machine – the most advanced method used to crack the Nazis’ Enigma code – was born at Bletchley Park. But at the turn of the century, the only cracks left were the ones running through the walls, and the huts where teams of codebreakers had changed the course of WWII were crumbling to the ground.


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