Mode of transport: At the moment it is personal automocraptions, but we could look into a minibus if numbers warrant and we can get one cheap. If we’re taking our own vehicles, we can just meet-up at a services or Bletchley itself. If we go by minibus, the driver will need addresses and we can sort a pick-up/drop-off route.
Booking: A block booking might be cheaper/easier for us and them, so we need a definitive list of attendees. The drop-dead date for confirmation is Friday August 3rd (to give those who only get the digest a chance).
After that I’ll book the numbers and you are committed. If you find you can’t go, feel free to find a replacement body; just let Martin or me know.
… Having read up on TNMOC pages, booking is essential for Sunday visits if you want to see more than just Colossus and Tunny – you can book on the day but as the limit is 16 places anyway, we’d better do it in advance: TNMOC Guided Tours
I guess that you can combine it with a visit to the Station X part of Bletchley Park too.
We don’t have the numbers for them to deal with us as a group, so we will just arrive as a mob and join one of the tours: Final list of known visitors is 14.
Cost: £14 per head (£12 for Bletchley, £2 for the National Museum of Computing, concessions are available – so bring ID!)
Transport: Personal vehicles
We can muster at somewhere in/near Nottingham around 0700, depart 0730, and arrive Bletchley for opening at 0930 (first tour is at 1100). This allows 30mins for stops, people being late, getting lost etc. Or if the drivers can collect their passengers, we could meet at a service or somewhere else that makes sense.
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