Codebreaker tribute moves a step closer
A permament memorial commemorating the work of Newmarket-born wartime codebreaker Bill Tutte has moved a step closer.
On Friday members of the Bill Tutte memorial working group, who have been working on the project since last year, met key officials from Suffolk County Council including Cllr Guy McGregor, cabinet member of roads and transport, who agreed to back the plan in principle.
The Codebreaker sculpture, which has been designed by sculptor Harry Gray, will be installed on Newmarket’s Rutland Hill in a newly-landscaped area designed by urban landscape designer Ramon Keeley.
It will feature five brushed stainless steel panels each around seven feet tall and perforated to resemble punched paper teleprinter tape – the medium in which the Lorenz coded messages, which Bill Tutte deciphered, were handled.
The working group has begun fundraising for the project, which will cost around £150,000 and is being backed by the county council, Forest Heath District Council and Newmarket Town Council.
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