E102 - Collegiate Connections

Dec 28, 2019, 09:54 AM
December 2019 
 
During World War Two, 34 alumnae of St Hugh’s College Oxford ended up working at Bletchley Park and its Outstations and In March 2020 the college will be holding a symposium to celebrate them. 
 
In this, the last of three episodes this month, our Oral History Officer Jonathan Byrne tells us how this has opened up a potential new source for us to discover more of our Veterans and to hopefully capture more stories before it is too late.
 
The rest of this episode is given over to the fascinating stories of Wenda Reynolds and Nancy Sandars two of those St Hugh’s College ladies.
 
Bletchley local, Miss Wenda Reynolds worked at GC&CS in both the Mansion and Hut 9 from 1941 till 1945.
 
Miss Nancy Sandars served first as a motorcycle despatch rider, and then joined the WRNS as a Y-Service Wireless Operator.
 
In memoriam, Miss Wenda Reynolds (1914-2017) and Miss Nancy Sandars (1914-2015)
 
Image: ©Bletchley Park Trust 2019
 
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