Alongside the codebreaking material and social history documents in Bletchley Park’s archive are a handful of sketches, artworks and hand-drawn notes. Some were created during the War, some drawn by Veterans afterwards, and some by artists who have been inspired by Bletchley Park and its stories. Some are too fragile to place on permanent display while others don’t easily fit into our existing exhibitions. In our 2019 temporary exhibition ‘The Illustration Game: Sketches from the Archives’, we have had the opportunity to display a number of these fascinating treasures.
The Bletchley Park Roll of Honour lists all those believed to have worked in signals intelligence during World War Two, at Bletchley Park and other locations. Several of the Veterans who are either depicted in or have created doodles and drawings for this exhibition can be found here; click on the links below to see individuals’ Roll of Honour entries:
Image 1 & 2 – Phyllis Barton (née Dalton)
Image 3 & 4 – Helen Rance (née Thomson)
Image 7 & 8 – Doreen Luke (née Spencer)