Meeting the code breakers

BAKEWELL’S Old House Museum is taking you back to the wartime years with an event called Codebreakers on Saturday, May 14.

The wartime years of the 1940s were a time of heroism, courage and stoicism. Tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside was the now famous Bletchley Park where gifted mathematicians such as Alan Turing and dozens of Wrens worked tirelessly night and day to crack the German radio codes encrypted on the Enigma machine. Their work, shrouded in the utmost secrecy, was judged to have shortened the war by two years.

The Museum will be looking back with an evening of memories and celebration. To a background of 40s music? there will be supper provided so why not come along and sample the atmosphere of yesteryear, chatting to some of those Wrens who live locally?

Tickets are £9 for adults and £6 for children. Admission is by ticket only. Call Anita at the museum on 01629 813642 for more information and to book.