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Project Title: Glasgow West War Story

Exhibition: Wartime Communication: Interception

To be added.

Assets in this exhibition:

Sports Day at Quorn

Exhibition Image One

Description

Sports Day at Quorn

Source

Date: 1944


Beaumanor, 1943

Exhibition Image One

Description

Beaumanor was a large stately home owned by Lt. Col. Assheton Penn Curzon Howe Herrick and family. During the war the house was requisitioned by the War Office and used as an intercept station where special wireless operators like Mrs MacFralane would listen for coded German messages.

Source

Date: 1943
Location: Beaumanor, Woodhouse in Leicestershire
Original Source: Image taken from England Needs You The Story of the War Office Y Group by Joan Nicholls


Record Sheet

Exhibition Image One

Description

Messages intercepted at Beaumanor were recorded on red printed forms; red indicating the content was highly confidential. Messages recorded on these forms were placed in trays which were then collected by a Runner who sent the form down to the teleprinter room. The messages would then be sent on to Bletchley Park where they would be decoded.