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  1. Bletchley Park 05/17

    Thank you Hun the place is a gem.
  2. Bletchley Park 05/17

    Bletchley Park was the central site for British Code-breakers During World War Two. D Block - Enigma Work G Block - Traffic Analysis & Deception Operations. Most German messages decrypted at Bletchley were produced by one or another Enigma Cipher machine but an important minority were produced by the even more complicated twelve-rotor Lorenz SZ42 on-line Teleprinter Cipher Machine. Well we planed this in advance as we were unsure how easy it would be to get onto but to our suprise we walked right on and into G block no security that we saw. We had a good mooch around taking lots of photos and Dan done vidoeing as always. We started in G Block and then went onto another building. Well this place was out of this world so much history lots of records found that should have been destroyed but never seemed to be two copy's of the Enigma machine lots of old tech in the place too. We could not belive our eyes or luck. So much more to see there but we had to leave due to time. But we will be going back again. Please Enjoy. This was the second building we went into once Dan found a way in. Our way into the second building. There's over 200 photos so feel free to check out my Flickr page.
  3. Lets start with some history about this place..... St Crispins was a large psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Duston village in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It was established in 1876 as the Berrywood Asylum and closed in 1995. In the architect's typical style already used at Macclesfield and to some extent, Hereford asylums, red brick was used extensively as principal construction material, with white or blue brick for decorative dressing, banding or window arches. Windows were of timber, multiple paned sash type and decorative wrought iron balustrading was applied to embellish the tops of canted bay windows and slate roofs. The most distinctive feature of the site was the water tower, visible for a considerable distance and decorated with a clock on each face. This stood in the centre of the main asylum, looming over the recreation hall to the south and administration block to the north and although not attached directly to either, formed a major part of the composition of both. St Crispin Hospital briefly entered the news when a fire killed a six patients who were resident on Schuster Ward, within the main building. Sectorisation and then reprovision led to the relocation of services away from the St Crispin site, with separate services being developed at Kettering and Milton Keynes, as well as elsewhere within Northampton itself. During the early 1990s at the outbreak of the First Gulf War, several closed wards were upgraded ready to admit any injured members of the armed forces should the need arise but this was never required. The hospital gradually contracted as wards became disused, eventually leaving those located within the Pendered Centre and the main building was closed in 1995. Its chapel was decorated by the Northampton artist Henry Bird. Following the Hospital's closure the Chapel was purchased by the Greek Orthodox Church and is now in regular use by the Greek Orthodox Community in Northampton. https://www.flickr.com/photos/148969450@N07/albums/72157680794832563 As for our day there is was fantastic really enjoyed this one but does look as if it is about to be demolished which is a shame. Pictures were taken with a Nikon coolpix a100.