Day Trippers...

As the sign says, "Blethcley Park".
It's on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. It is the place that had that film made about it "ENIGMA" (with Kate Winslet)...? WE loved it! What a great day. If you are in the area, and you like history - go there.
Nobody really goes 'on holiday' to Milton Keynes... it ain't that kinda place - but i live quite near, so i got a season ticket for Bletchley. There is so much to learn here.

My LittleFish also had a great time. But it looks like 'baby' (below) was looking for a swift getaway...
We obviously took all the history and wartime learning, very very seriously...


I loved the exhibition called "The Home Front"....
and i have started my own little project about the 1940's into the 1950's... fashion, art, design and domesticity.


I have even bought my dad a season's entry ticket for his birthday - he is sooo going to love this place! (i don't work for the Buckinghamshire Tourist Office, honest guv)
I think i might dress up on my next visit, in authenticate vintage clothing of the era :)

You would love all the "Make Do & Mend" memorabilia - and the posters and propaganda and the buildings and the entire 'feel' of the place.
We split our sides laughing when we joined the wrong tour group - a group of 53 OAP's out on a Day Trip... we were asked, most impolitely, if we wouldn't mind leaving their group. SmallFish kept on laughing and pointing at their group when we saw them again "Look Mum, wasn't that our first group, who didn't want us"... (she's not subtle... or quiet)
I guess you had to be there really - but, you could be there... if you ever find yourself with a free day and you are in the area?

14 comments:

Lucy Jackson Designs said...

That sounds like lots of fun and how dare they ask you to leave the group, only the best group would have the big and little fish in it , im sure your group was the fun group, can i be in your group can i can i?

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

that is so my kind of place I can't believe I have never heard of it - I can't wait to get down there for my birthday treat day out - the nearest I have seen to it is the Imperial War Museum where they have the 1940s house (you would love that) thanks for such an interesting post.

PaperFish! said...

you can be in my group!! x
It is great because it isn't 'Disnified' - the budget is low so it is so relaxed. The cafe is in the actual huts that they deciphered messages and memorabilia is all donated... real history....

louise35flower said...

That looks much more interesting than I thought I may have to stop by. That 'Learn to Sew' Magazine? I have a copy and it's fab, have another called 'Frills and Furbelows' from the same period don't you just love the title?

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Kirsty, it sound wonderful! My kind of place. Of course I had heard of it but didn't know the location.
Definitely have to try and squeeze it in if we are down south in that area.
xx

Menopausal musing said...

That child is getting the most wonderful education. What a place.Incidentally, the picture of "baby" is a hoot! :O)))))

BLONDEDESIGN said...

The place looks wonderful, sounds like you had a hoot! Kx

Lisa said...

I've lived in MK for 3 years & have never been there. Will definately be paying it a visit very soon!!

Jennifer Rose said...

that does sound like a great place to visit. lots of history to see and learn about

nellieandelsie said...

Oh Bletchley Park, the memories! I went there for the day in first school. We all had to dress up 1940's stylee. I even had a box covered in brown paper hung round my neck...that was my gas mask...obviously. Have you been to Milton Keynes Museum in Wolverton? I LOVE that place. Definately worth a trip if you like Bletchley Park. :D
xxx

PaperFish! said...

Hello my lovely Jess!
I am new to the area of MK so 'not yet' - i have had to wait till my daughter has got a bit older so she can get more stuff out of the trips - that will be our next trip then :) thanks!

Rowan said...

That's so interesting. I thought you could only see the special code breaking machine there. I'd be particularly interested to see the Home Front exhibit. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Oh i love your pictures, looks like a really fun day :) reminds me of when we learnt about the war in primary school and reminds me of my grandad and his war stories and him and my grandma meeting via letter and falling in love and getting married :)awww i really want to go :)

Anna Matthews said...

Crafty Fish little fish looks so like mommy in the first picture, the likeness is more noticable because she has a hat on. You both look like you had a fab time keep up the good work love your blog

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