One Response to Galt woman was real life participant in code breaking featured in Oscar winning “Imitation Game”

  1. Kimberley Kellythorne Blackie January 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Shelley:
    Thank you for doing a bang-up job on this article about my auntie (she’s always been Ethel to us). It was a real pleasure to meet you at the Cambridge induction ceremony in September. I’m so glad my father and I were able to come up from California to attend. My dad and I also had a wonderful visit with Ethel before and after the event. I learned more about my aunt that one day than all the years I’ve known her. Shirley, my mother and Ethel’s sister, passed away last April, but before her demise, Shirley, did get to hear and enjoy some of Ethel’s long-silent stories. Ethel Helen Leadbetter was true to her oath of secrecy for all those many years, never even telling her immediate family exactly what she did during the war. She is a very honorable lady- and has a wicked sense of humor too!

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