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Stories in Sound downloads

Walking through Wartime part 1

A sound journey through Bletchley Park, discovering the features of the park and the external activities and associated sounds experienced by the people who worked there during wartime.

A montage of familiar sounds such as the wind in the trees, birdsong and walking on a gravel path lead the listener on a journey through the park, pausing to listen to the recognisable sounds of various activities. These include boating on the lake, enjoying a picnic, playing tennis, and hearing staff arriving on their bicycles and the dispatch riders arriving on their motorbikes.

Follow your route with our online map of Bletchley Park 

Walking through Wartime part 1 - transcript
Walking through Wartime part 1 - audio download

Walking through Wartime part 2

Continuing a sound journey through Bletchley Park, discovering the features of the park and the external activities and associated sounds experienced by the people who worked there during wartime.

In part 2, these include staff working in the various Huts, the sounds of the codebreaking machines and hearing the bus arrive to take you home.

Follow your route with our online map of Bletchley Park

Walking through Wartime part 2 - transcript
Walking through Wartime part 2 - audio download

Six long years

Set to a background of gentle, relaxing ambient music, Veteran Betty Lawrie reads a poem by Veteran Daphne Wherry about the different people who worked at Bletchley Park during WW2 and the secrets they were forced to keep.

Six long years - transcript
Six long years - audio download

Remembering Bletchley part 1

Set to a background of relaxing music, Veterans reminisce about their time at Bletchley Park; not only about the secret work they carried out but also the social activities they enjoyed.

Remembering Bletchley part 1 - transcript
Remembering Bletchley part 1 - audio download

Remembering Bletchley part 2

Set to a background of relaxing music, Veterans continue to reminisce about their time at Bletchley Park; not only about the secret work they carried out but also the social activities they enjoyed.

Remembering Bletchley part 2 - transcript
Remembering Bletchley part 2 - audio download