Sawyers article factually incorrect in places
"Basically the relationship used to be pretty positive - the NMOC paid a rent, the ticket price was split between the Trust and the NMOC and everything worked. "
We have NEVER received a penny from BP in all the time we have been in Block H. Before we started charging we allowed FREE access to any BP paying visitor. We have paid BP in excess of £500,000 + utilities for the privilege of showing BP visitors around our museum!
"The Trust now claim that the NMOC owe them £200k in historic debt;"
Payment has now been negotiated and agreed. The figure is much less that £200,00 due to BP having no records of use and also a faulty meter..
"They claim part ownership of Colossus;"
They tried too but even Scarlett has stated BP have no ownership of Colossus. Maybe someone should tell Standon that!
"they refuse to collect money on the gate for NMOC so you have to pay extra to see Colossus, and the whole of the NMOC is out of bounds to tour guides - I believe they are even instructed not to mention its existence."
All true, and confirmed by BP guides we have spoken to, regardless of what Standon claims.
" But the location of the [Lorenz] machine is at NMOC."
We do not have the LZ42. It was at TNMOC for a few weeks when the Tunny gallery was opened a few years ago, but it went back to BP where it resides now. So any dispute with working on the machine is between Sawyer and BP not TNMOC.