Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Celebrating the early work of Alan Turing as part of Knutsford Heritage Open Days, Gemma May Latham is leading PatternCraft workshops in coding techniques.

Alan Turing – the inventor of the first computer who lived in Wilmslow and whose trial took place in Knutsford – was a brilliant mathematician. He worked for the British Government’s Code and Cypher School and then at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, where top-secret work was carried out to decipher the military codes used by Germany and its allies.

PatternCraft is a tool for exploring the fundamentals of encoding and decoding data through the write-once medium of a physical punchcard. In this workshop participants will be introduced to a number of ways that data can be encoded including binary and morse code. Echoing the work of the Enigma machine, using PatternCraft and Micro:bits, participants will work in teams to decode secret messages…

Pre-booked participants will receive free entry to Tatton Park.

Opening Times

  • Sunday 10 September: Workshop 10:30-12:30

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Go to: https://tattonparkshiftworkshop-eventbrite.co.uk
Booking opens: 1 August 2017
Booking closes: 6 September 2017


Pre-booked participants will receive free entry to Tatton Park.

Additional information

Tatton Park is the former Egerton family home which is located in 1,000 acres of beautiful deer park. Visitors can explore the Medieval Old Hall, witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion, wander through magnificent Gardens and take in a working Farm. At the Stableyard there are places to eat, drink and browse and a spectacular carousel.Event contact over the festival: Janey Moran.