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    During my research into Bletchley Park and the story of the Codebreakers I dug a little bit deeper.... and I think I may have discovered another one... a far more shadowy figure sat oblique to the Bletchley story..... someone who seems to have influenced a number of British lives after WWII..... with fingers in many pies indeed ...... from his connection with the post war food drive while a member of the London County Council's Londoners' Meals Service to the government drive to get us out exercising .... he even had his hand in the re emerging film business with Sir Alexander Korda.... below shows some of his Post War influences after Bletchley Codebreaking

    Oh yes.. his name was Prof. Fender Leptons




    He was responsible in the late 50's for the Banana 'House' Slipper...(non slip of course) with help from the Ministry of Foods






    His excellent walking track regime (Graphic below) later adopted by the Military and the International Olympic Committee (notice - Back Stretch - important for those sitting for extended periods)






    He invented Potato Pete for a famous 'Rationing Campaign'





    With further visual work later in life he expanded his repertoire to animation... being the creator of the Danger Mouse series drawing on his cloak and dagger experience at Bletchley Park




    The last ephemeral
    sighting of of this
    character from British History was at the Bremont boutique.... keep your eyes open... he could be anywhere....







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    Surely he has incorporated some aspects of self-portrait here??



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    As it turns out, this forum may have other members whose ancestors' past was almost lost to the secrets of Bletchley, as this crumpled remains of a picture found in a fireplace in Hut 8 seems to depict.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jchlu View Post
    As it turns out, this forum may have other members whose ancestors' past was almost lost to the secrets of Bletchley, as this crumpled remains of a picture found in a fireplace in Hut 8 seems to depict.


    I'm sure Gary didn't have dressing up in his plans when he got his dream job at Bremont lol
    Serve you right you lucky git and yes I'm as jealous as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Surely he has incorporated some aspects of self-portrait here??



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    Oh very dear !!!!!

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    Now that... seeing Gary dressed like that... Was Funny!


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    I'm sure Gary didn't have dressing up in his plans when he got his dream job at Bremont lol
    Serve you right you lucky git and yes I'm as jealous as hell
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    Prof. Fender Leptons

    Fender Leptons = Ernest Penfold... Keep up gents!




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    Oh very dear !!!!!
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    i am still laughing about this....
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