Bremont Codebreaker Watch Launch

Bremont Codebreaker Watch Launch and Kerry Howard interviewed  on The Bletchley Park Podcast.

Bremont Codebreaker watch

Bremont Codebreaker watch

At the end of June I attended the launch of Bremont watches fabulous looking Codebreaker watch. You can find out about Bremont and how the Codebreaker watch has bits of wood from Hut 6 inside as well as pieces of punch cards are inside each watch.

This now has some archaeologists questioning Bletchley’s decision to give pieces of this heritage site to the project. Part of the proceeds from the sale of each limited edition Codebreaker watch will be donated to Bletchley Park to further fund restoration.  The New York Times cover the argument in today’s issue. You can read the full New York Times article here.

I applaud Bletchley and Bremont’s innovative approach to raising money allowing purchasers to have a little piece of Bletchley Park history to keep. Of course the watches aren’t cheap so that piece of history will set you back a bit!

Iain Standen, CEO of Bletchley Park, Churchill and Bremont owners Nick & Giles English

Iain Standen, CEO of Bletchley Park, Churchill and Bremont owners Nick & Giles English

While at the Bremont launch I was interviewed for The Bletchley Park Podcast about my Margaret Rock research, the freedom the digital ages gives us for sharing untold stories about Bletchley Park and the end of an era in handwritten personal papers. I am nestled in the middle of the real stars of the podcast episode, Sir Arthur Bonsall and Maggie Philbin.

The Bletchley Podcast Team interviewing Bletchley veteran, Jean Valentine

The Bletchley Podcast Team interviewing Bletchley veteran, Jean Valentine

Former Bletchley Park Code Breaker & Director of GCHQ, Sir Arthur Bonsall, explains why there was a stone for Winston Churchill to stand on when he visited in 1941.

Science & technology presenter Maggie Philbin talks about Bletchley Park, her mother’s wartime work & the legacy that war brings to modern technology.

My interview starts at about the 16 minute mark and lasts about 7 minutes. I think you get a sense of my passion for Bletchley Park and research, also for my love of using the word ‘and’!

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