When:
18th September 2021 – 19th September 2021 all-day
2021-09-18T00:00:00+01:00
2021-09-20T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Bletchley Park
The Mansion
Bletchley Park, Sherwood Dr, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB
UK
Contact:
Burton and Lesley
P & P Visit to Claydon House, Bletchley Park and The National Rally @ Bletchley Park | Bletchley | England | United Kingdom

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Our Pick n Mix Weekend

The National Rally weekend

As previous years there will be two options  (well three if you include stay at home !!)
Come directly to the Claydon Estate on Sunday or leave home on Saturday morning  and make a weekend of it,

Sunday September 19th
The MX-5 Owners Club National Rally on The Claydon Estate
The grounds of a magnificent house and gardens will be a fantastic backdrop for the MX-5s and we have a lot lined up with guests and entertainment, hopefully chances to catch up with MX-5 friends, tech sessions, Club displays and much more.
Read about the P&P Convoy to the National Rally
Our Weekend away

Saturday 18th
Travel down the M1 and A5 to the Milton Keynes area, leaving The Stockyard at 9:00, arriving late morning, the two options are then, to visit the National Trusts Claydon House and Gardens for a few hours or to go to Bletchley Park Museum and heritage attraction.

Claydon House is only open on Friday and Saturday’s. The visit will need to be booked in advance via the National Trusts web site, The next allocation of tickets should be on Friday 3rd.

The overnight accommodation in Milton Keynes is to be confirmed, I am looking at  two possible venues, The National Badminton Centre Hotel and  Milton Keynes East (Willen Lake) hotel.
They are both located a 10 minute drive from Bletchley Park, and 30 minutes from The Claydon Estate.

I hope to firm prices and availability before Wednesday nights Social Meeting at The Rockingham Arms

Sunday 19th
Visit The MX-5 Owners Clubs 27th Annual Rally on The Claydon Estate, followed by an afternoon at the Bletchley Park Museum and heritage attraction

Staying a second night at the Hotel is a further option

I am interested in joining this weekend, please keep me informed

About Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is a 19th-century mansion and estate in Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) that became the principal centre of Allied code-breaking during the Second World War. The mansion was constructed during the years following 1883 for the English financier and politician Sir Herbert Leon in the Victorian Gothic, Tudor, and Dutch Baroque styles, on the site of older buildings of the same name. During World War II, the estate housed the British Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers; among its most notable early personnel the GC&CS team of codebreakers included Alan TuringGordon WelchmanHugh Alexander and Stuart Milner-Barry. The nature of the work there was secret until many years after the war.

According to the official historian of British Intelligence, the “Ultra” intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.

The team at Bletchley Park devised automatic machinery to help with decryption, culminating in the development of Colossus, the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer.[a] Codebreaking operations at Bletchley Park came to an end in 1946 and all information about the wartime operations was classified until the mid 1970s. After the war, the Post Office took over the site and used it as a management school, but by 1990 the huts in which the codebreakers worked were being considered for demolition and redevelopment, and the Bletchley Park Trust formed in 1991 to save large portions of the site from developers. More recently, Bletchley Park has been open to the public and houses interpretive exhibits and rebuilt huts as they would have appeared during their wartime operations, as well as The National Museum of Computing, established on the site which includes a rebuilt Colossus machine, and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually

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ADMISSION PRICES

Group visits are charged at £15.70 per adult  (minimum of 12 adults required).

£21.00 Adults
£18.50 Concessions (Over 60s and students with valid ID)
These are Annual Season Passes so you have a year to visit all the wonderful attractions on site.