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This weekend – 6th to 9th September – is the national Heritage Open Days event (www.heritageopendays.org.uk).  In Bletchley Library BCHIhas a display of photos and memorabilia related to Local Government.  From the early days of the old UDC to the new Parish Councils Bletchley’s leaders have negotiated major changes and directed development on a huge scale.

Bletchley UDC Chairman’s chain of office

We are proud to have the UDC Chairman’s Chain of Office as the centrepiece – probably the first time it’s been displayed in Bletchley since the council was disbanded in 1974.

Don’t forget that Bletchley Park is also taking part in the HOD event and  Milton Keynes residents get free entry on the four days (with proof of postcode).  You can get more details about Bletchley Park  on the internet at www.bletchleypark.org.uk.

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I’m amazed to find so many local people haven’t been to Bletchley Park.  They know it’s there, they know how important it was in WWII but they don’t see that it’s a great value day out close to home.  People travel across the world to visit but many locals haven’t been inside the grounds.

Gone to lunch

I’ve been to Bletchley Park a few times and each time I’ve found something new or interesting.  It’s not just code breakers and spies.   There’s so much to see, more than enough different activities and exhibitions to occupy most families for a whole day, from wartime toys to working computers.  There’s a wartime mini cinema and an outstanding Churchill collection.  And not forgetting the mansion, the lake and a restaurant in one of the wartime huts.

What can you get for £12 these days?  At Bletchley Park, you get a whole year’s admission (£6 for teenagers – children under 12 go free with an adult).  So why not give it a go.  You could enjoy yourself.

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