John Herivel and Hut 6

Detail of entrance to Hut 6. Photograph by Rachael Marshall.

This evening I planned to edit the photographs taken at Bletchley Park on Saturday - more of Block C, a few from the interiors of huts 3 and 6, and lots of details of the exteriors of huts 3 and 6.

And then I learned that John Herivel had passed away just the day before I was there. Herivel worked in Hut 6 and it was here that the 'Herivel tip' was tested day after day until suddenly it worked. It's sad and strange to see this shabby old building and imagine the excitement there must have been when his idea first worked.

Here's a picture of the front door of hut 6.

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