Easter Sunday saw a rather chilly day but this did not deter area 5 members from their visit to Bletchley Park.
This was the war time home of the code breakers who helped shorten the war by an estimated 2 years.
Bletchley Park House made a fitting backdrop the Area 5 members cars.
Of course all had to be helped in place by George!
Some more artistic photos by Robert Elliott
The started with coffee and biscuits and an introductory talk by our own guide who was with us throughout the day
Afterwards we were given a tour around Bletchley Park
Not sure that kevin Webb- on the right of the picture is interested in the post office though!!
What was of interest was the small car museum housed in the old garages
The group in front of the then main gate where all vehicles entered the park
The group in front of the Astons
An Enigma machine of which there were many. We also had access to Collossus which made the Enigma machines
seem very small fry. If you go on the website you can have a go yourself
A nice picture of the house and you can just see the Astons through the trees
Coffee and cake finished off the day.
Robert Elliott brought him Mum along for the day as she had always wanted to visit Bletchley. Roberts Uncle- Albert
Walter Elliott worked at Bletchley during the war on the "Bombe" . George found his name in the workers register and
showed it to Joyce and Robert.
However the day did not quite finish till promised rides were given in the Astons. Our guide David (in his 80's) had never
been in an Aston so we thought that this should be rectified immediately. Robin Klette took him a spin in his and Vikki's
DB7. David said that it made his day!!
Phil the tour events booking manager mentioned to George when he was organising the trip that his son wanted to
be a car designer and that his favourite/dream car was an Aston- and what else would it be? Phil brought came to see
us on the Sunday and brought the kids. George took his son for a spin in the Vantage V8 Roadster and Tony Parker
kindly took Phil's daughter for a spin in his DB7 Volante. Both looked equally happy.
After a very good day all the members left for home and a safe journey back. Phil has asked for some pictures of the
Astons to put in the Bletchley Park Gallery.
Pete and Sue leaving in their DBS
Kevin and Sue Webb leaving in their DB9
Nearly the last- Tony and Sheila White in their DB9
Last to leave was me and George
Report and pictures by Fay Langton Area 5 rep