Feedback: Good quality , good design but because the internal structure is substantial, the internal space is smaller than I expected. I was hoping the store a couple of bikes across the 6ft width. unfortunately they will not quite fit. So it is a first class product but it would have been helpful to quote the internal usable dimensions.
Response: Thanks for your feedback and useful comments. It's a very valid point about internal sizes of your new wooden shed and we will try to pass this information on in future. I hope that your new garden storage shed will be of great value to you in the future. Best regards, Robin
The legendary huts and garden sheds at Bletchley Park, where the dedicated men and women during the second world war worked helping to save the lives of thousands and also shortening the war, are themselves being helped by a massive grant of £4.6 million from the Lottery fund. This is a welcome change from the usual rubbish causes which they come up with.
The grounds of Bletchley Park was home to many of the garden storage sheds and huts which housed many workers however very few knew what their work was for. The huts, which were built quickly, could be cold and draughty but that did not matter - what did matter was the end results. Gathered together were the country's most brainy mathematicians including many masters of chess as the logic required in chess was a required thought process. To start with all they had to work with was basic calculators (nothing like what we have today) slide rules, pens and paper.
Anyone who knows a little about the work done in these garden sheds, in particular, hut 1, 3 and 6, can not be amazed by what they achieved. Alan Turing was one of these special people and he was a true genius and using his knowledge of code breaking helped to turn the tide against the Germans, although it must be said than the German Enigma machine was a truly outstanding invention. It's such a shame that it was used to help devastate Europe during the war.
By the end of the war machines had been developed in these outdoor storage sheds, such as Colossus (widely claimed to be the 1st modern computer) which helped to break thousands of these German codes every day, saving countless lives. The work breaking the Enigma cipher and other codes enabled our forces to be aware of the location of enemy submarines, it helped in the planning of D-day and without this work and results the war would have lasted a lot longer. Hard to believe that in these, effectively, garden sheds the worlds 1st computer was built. When you see where computers are now we should be eternally grateful.
The Heritage Lottery Fund have made a donation of £4.6m to enable these garden sheds to be restored to their original state. This will involve removing all rotten wood in the buildings and rebuilding the sheds. The money will also be spent building a state of the art visitors centre which will recreate the conditions of the 1940's where these wonderful people worked. All modern effects, such as modern street lighting, will be removed and they will even be recreating the smells and sounds from the time. This will be a truly inspirational tourist attraction and should humble every body who goes there. Even at the moment Bletchley Park is a popular museum, following films such as 'Enigma' with Kate Winslet, but a great many buildings at the site needs attention.
Timber and Wooden Garden Sheds Stephen Fry, the renowned British Actor, author and 1st Class Twitterer praised this news and the help this will do to help people understand the vital role Bletchley Park played during the war. He went on to say that this investment will enable the Trust to do justice to this amazing place and to pay tribute to the garden sheds, huts and workers who were there during the war.
The Bletchley Park Trust, which was set up to ensure the park's achievements were recognised, welcomes over 130,000 people a year at the moment. The funding when received will enable the Trust to update the archives for the computer age, a truly appropriate use of this money. HP, the computer company will provide the technology for volunteers to scan and digitise millions of valuable documents for posterity. It's planned that these documents in time will be published on the Internet for the public and researchers to inspect.
To me one of the saddest things is that at the end of the war, the brilliant Colossus machines were dismantled and destroyed as well as all the plans. The operations in Bletchley Parks huts were always highly classified and remained so until the 1970's which seems incredible. The present day garden sheds which can be seen in Hastings in Sussex are available to everyone has an ancestry tracing back to this vital time in Britain's history.