[Fwd: [Gllug] [ANNOUNCE] July Meeting - Trip to Bletchley Park]
simon.morris at cmtww.com
Mon Jul 3 04:36:12 PDT 2006
Hello Milton Keynes M[ou]ngers
It is only polite to let you know that 20-odd members of GLLUG are "up
your way" this weekend on a trip to Bletchley Park!
We would love your company if you are free - mail me offlist for my
mobile number if you would like to meet up.
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> From: Simon Morris <simon.morris at cmtww.com>
> Reply-To: Greater London Linux User Group <gllug at gllug.org.uk>
> To: gllug at gllug.org.uk
> Subject: [Gllug] [ANNOUNCE] July Meeting - Trip to Bletchley Park
> Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 10:48:45 +0100
> This Sunday 9th July there will be a GLLUG expedition to Bletchley
> Bletchley Park was the centre of the Allied cryptanalysis and code
> breaking efforts during the Second World War. The most notable
> achievement was the breaking of the German Enigma cipher which is said
> to have brought the war to an end 2 years early.
> It was home to a number of famous mathematicians and cryptanalysts
> including Alan Turing - the father of modern computer science.
> The GLLUG trip is going to take in the Computer museum from its
> with the Colossus, invented during the Second World War to break
> codes through the mainframes of the 1960's, mini computers, homebuilt
> micros to the PC's of today. There is also a host of wartime exhibits
> including vehicles, machinery and a Churchill exhibition to take in.
> On 9th July there is also a Vintage car and motorbike exhibition in
> The plan at the moment is for GLLUG members to make their own way to
> Bletchley Park, meet for a picnic and visit the attractions. July 9th
> also the World Cup Final day so it is predicted those who care may
> off to a local pub, or race back to London for the 7pm kickoff.
> The cost of the trip will be your travel to the park from Euston
> plus the entry fee to the park which could be £8.50 (Internet
> £10 (on the day) or £8 (if you register your name with me ASAP)
> We are meeting "under the big tree" at 1230 for a picnic and then
> splitting into smaller groups to look at the exhibits, vintage cars,
> walk around the park etc.
> So far we have one set of parents, 2 sets of wives and 2 children
> attending as well so feel free to bring people along for the day.
> More details from the website http://gllug.org.uk/summer and if you
> to attend please subscribe to the GLLUG Social mailing list.
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