Bletchley Park’s Good for Nothing challenge

Over the weekend of May 20th to 22nd a group of modern codebreakers were called on by Good For Nothing to help build useful stuff to help Bletchley Park celebrate its amazing past and create an exciting new future. Check-out some of the details below of their Bletchley Park Challenge for information and inspiration.

If you are interested in getting involved as part of the GFN community, you can find information about future events on www.goodfornoth.ning.com .

Bletchley Park’s Good for Nothing Challenge from The Pipeline Project on Vimeo:

Bletchley Park’s Good for Nothing Challenge from The Pipeline Project on Vimeo.

Here was the brief for Saving Bletchley Park:

Bletchley Park challenge for Good for Nothing

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Here are some of the sources of material available to use:

Tony Sale’s in-depth technical info on Enigma, Tunny and Collosus: http://www.codesandciphers.org.uk/

Lots of rich content on Audioboo http://audioboo.fm/search?q=bpark

Pics and content from 2010 reunion http://bparkreunion.posterous.com/

Bletchley Park homepage: http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

History photos http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/content/hist/history.rhtm

Save Bletchley Park petition: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/BletchleyPark/

The National Museum of Computing http://www.tnmoc.org/

Sue Black’s homepage: http://www.sueblack.co.uk

Save Bletchley Park: http://www.savebletchleypark.com

Our Secret War http://www.our-secret-war.org

Alan Turing Year 2012: http://cs.swan.ac.uk/turing2012/

Photos from 2010 Reunion  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamin2/sets/72157624809285545

Content from 2010 Reunion http://www.amplified09.com/bpark2010/

Video – Women of Station X http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/content/video-example.rhtm

Can Twitter save Bletchley Park?  http://www.archimuse.com/mw2010/papers/black/black.html

Sue Black’s posterous http://drblack.posterous.com/

Reunion info http://bletchleyparkreunion.info/

Flickr group for Bletchley Park http://www.flickr.com/groups/bletchleypark/

Flickr group for National Museum of Computing http://www.flickr.com/groups/tnmoc/

BlueVia is Gold Sponsor of OTA11

We are pleased to announce that BlueVia is Gold Sponsor of Over the Air 2011

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BlueVia Introduced

BlueVia Business Models from BlueVia on Vimeo.

Directions to Bletchley Park

 

Bletchley Park MansionThe Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB

 

(When using a sat-nav please enter Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, as the postcode may take you to the wrong location)

 

Ride Shares

If you are planning to drive to the venue, please consider posting on our ride share page.

By Rail

The entrance to Bletchley park is right across the road from Bletchley Railway Station, which has fast and efficient service from:

London Euston, Milton Keynes Central (for InterCity connections), Coventry and Birmingham New Street. Bedford Midland (except Sunday) for connections to London Thames Link, East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

The times on Friday the 30th out of London Euston on the London Midland Line are:

If you are travelling on the Marston Vale Community Railway you are entitled to a

20% discount on a season ticket, (the discount does not apply to separately ticketed events) for more information please visit the

Marston Vale Website

Turn right out of the Railway Station on to Sherwood Drive. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. Bletchley Park entrance is approximately 100 yards ahead of you.

By Bus

There are buses and coaches from all parts of Milton Keynes and beyond arriving at Bletchley Bus Station. On leaving the Bus Station head towards the Railway Station. The Bletchley Park entrance is on the opposite side of the road to the railway station 300 yards along Sherwood Drive.

By Road

For a downloadable version of the map below, please click here.

(When using a sat-nav please enter Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, as the post code will take you to the wrong location)

 

Please note: Milton Keynes is divided into grid squares, with roads numbered either as horizontal (H) or vertical (V).

From the North or East (via M1 junct 14)

At M1 Jct 14 follow the A509 signposted towards Milton Keynes. At the Northfield roundabout take the 2nd exit onto H6 Childs Way. At the Fox Milne Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the V11 Tongwell Street, and carry on straight across the next roundabout (Monkston). At the Brinklow roundabout turn right onto the H8 Standing Way (signposted to Kents Hill). Follow the H8 across 4 roundabouts, at the 5th (Coffee Hall) turn left on to the V7 (B4034) Saxon St. Continue across the first roundabout, at the 2nd Denbigh (has large B&Q on the right) take the 2nd exit towards central Bletchley. You will quickly come to a small double roundabout, continue straight across towards central Bletchley keeping the Tesco’s store on your left hand side. You will now be on a dual carriageway.

Continue along this road and you will come to another larger roundabout, continue straight across (Enigma Tavern to your left). At the next roundabout turn right (signposted to the railway station) and you will go under a railway bridge. (Follow signs to Railway station). After going under the railway bridge, you need to turn right at the double roundabout towards the railway station into Sherwood Drive. The railway station is on your right just on from the fire station. The new B.P entrance is on the left after M.K.College.

From the West (via A421)

From the A421 at the Tattenhoe roundabout follow the B4034 into Bletchley. You will go straight across a small roundabout continuing into Bletchley. You will see the Eight Belles pub on the left hand side. Continue straight on past the Eight Belles Pub until you reach the double roundabout, turn left towards the railway station into Sherwood Drive. The railway station is on your right just on from the fire station. The new B.P. entrance is on the left after M.K. College.

From the South (via M1 junct 13)

At M1 Jct 13 follow the A421 signposted for Milton Keynes. At the 2nd roundabout (Kingston) take the 2nd exit on to H9 Groveway. Follow the H9 across 3 roundabouts, at the 4th turn left on to the V7 Saxon St. Continue across the first roundabout, at the 2nd Denbigh (has large B&Q on the right) take the 2nd exit towards central Bletchley. You will quickly come to a small double roundabout, contine straight across towards central Bletchley keeping the Tesco’s store on your left hand side. You will now be on a dual carriageway.

Continue along this road and you will come to another larger roundabout, continue straight across (Enigma Tavern to your left). At the next roundabout turn right (signposted to the railway station) and you will go under a railway bridge. (Follow signs to Railway station). After going under the railway bridge, you need to turn right at the double roundabout towards the railway station into Sherwood Drive. The railway station is on your right just on from the fire station. The new B.P entrance is on the left after M.K.College.

From the South (via A5)

From the A5 junction with the A4146, take the exit signposted to Bletchley/Fenny Stratford. You will come to a double roundabout, go straight across. At the two small roundabouts also go straight across. At the next roundabout with Tesco on your left, turn left onto dual carriageway.

Continue along this road and you will come to another larger roundabout, continue straight across (Enigma Tavern to your left). At the next roundabout turn right (signposted to the railway station) and you will go under a railway bridge. (Follow signs to Railway station). After going under the railway bridge, you need to turn right at the double roundabout towards the railway station into Sherwood Drive. The railway station is on your right just on from the fire station. The new B.P entrance is on the left after M.K.College.