In the northern end of Block C

Maya and Luke in Block C

Working in the buildings is tough at this time of year because of the cold and damp. This photograph of Maya and Luke was taken at the northern end of Block C, where the only light is from the roof and occasional chinks in the timber hoardings on the windows. 

Our visit was brief - we spent just a couple of hours in Block C and then had some meetings about the show. The gallery is just over the road from the John Lewis end of the (recently Grade II listed) Milton Keynes Shopping Centre. An enormous pancake in the cafe was such a treat after spending the morning in conditions like the photograph above. 

For once I was glad to get togged up in an overall because bending down to pick up a coffee before starting work my jeans ripped in a place that you really don't want holes! Luckily I was wearing thermals underneath. Photographing Bletchley Park is not a glamorous occupation.

You might have noticed that I'm only posting one photograph with each blog post now. This is because I'm saving them for the show of course and I hope you can come to experience the sights, sounds and textures of the unused buildings before they're refurbished. 

This week I've updated my biography for the exhibition, which you can find under About, and we've added a Facebook page about the Station X project too. Thank you to everyone who's given it a like so far.


  1. Hi Rachael, I love your blog, so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – hope you like it! :)

  2. Thank you! I've just returned from my latest trip to BP and was about to start editing the pictures, but have got thoroughly distracted by all the links to great blogs in your post! We Heart Vintage is a lovely place to go for a break from looking at photographs of mould and dead pigeons.


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