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Bletchley Park

This tranquil picture of Bletchley Park House gives a false impression of the surroundings which consist of numerous wooden huts and uninspiring concrete buildings, mainly sited away to the right.  You can get a good impression of the work at Bletchley from the website. Continue reading


St Albans South Signal Box

St Albans South Signal Box from Charrington Place

If you travel South by train from St Albans City station you will probably have noticed this dated, but pristine looking signal box in Midland Railway colours.  Signalling on the Thameslink line is now controlled at West Hampstead, but will be moved to Three Bridges. Nine of us visited the Signal Box, meeting a highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of volunteers to guide us and describe the artifacts and installations. Continue reading