Mayor to unveil Bletchley Park inspired art

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A new piece of public art, referencing Bletchley Park is set to be unveiled by Councillor Brian White tomorrow.

The Mayor of Milton Keynes will unveil ‘NURP 40 TW 194’ on the roundabout at the entrance to Bletchley Station.

The name is taken from a carrier pigeon, found in the area thought to be on its way to the Home of the Codebreakers during the Second World War.

A lot of community involvement and research went into the project and that is reflected in the intricate detailing on the concrete panels of the hut, depicting maps dating back to 1938. It is made from Corten steel and specially manufactured concrete panels.

The project has been developed with a Steering Group of representatives from West Bletchley Council, ward representatives and local Neighbourhood Action Groups.

Paul Sanders, assistant director of Milton Keynes Council’s Community Facilities Unit, said: “This project has thoroughly engaged the local community in its development and we would like to thank them for their enthusiasm and support. It is hoped that the unveiling of this new public artwork will further demonstrate local pride and promote the historical importance of Bletchley.”

Councillor Ernie Thomas, chairman of the West Bletchley Public Art Steering Committee, said: “We have welcomed the opportunity of working in partnership with Milton Keynes Council, our local residents and the project artist, David Appleyard, and are delighted that this exciting project has now come to fruition.”