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March 25, 2010

Bletchley Park to receive £250,000 grant

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by Darren Allan

Bletchley Park, the Buckinghamshire manor house and home of the Enigma code breakers in World War II, is to receive more money from the government.

A £250,000 grant is to be provided for much needed repairs to the manor, which is in a considerable state these days.

Back in September of last year, Bletchley received £500,000 of lottery funding, but these sort of sums aren’t going to pay for all the work that needs doing.

The latest money will go on making reparations to the roof, and potholes in the roads, but according to a report in the Guardian, around £6 million needs to be raised to fully upgrade the building.

At the height of its code cracking efforts towards the end of the war, some 9000 staff were thought to be employed at Bletchley Park, including Alan Turing.

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