If Alan had really objected to being left out on a limb, he could have resigned and returned to King's, of which he remained a Fellow.
At some point there was talk of him taking a position at Nancy in France (perhaps through Wiener's connections with its premier school of mathematics).
He could always have found an American position—but that would have gone quite against his grain.
Instead, he made the best of what had been his own decision.
To many at Manchester, Alan Turing was something of an embarrassment, foisted upon them, but they would have to put up with him.
In March 1949 he wrote to Fred Clayton:
I am getting used to this part of the world, but still find Manchester rather mucky. I avoid going there more than I can avoid.
Instead, he worked or pottered around at home.
Most of the university staff lived in the suburb of Victoria Park, but Alan lived further out in a large lodging house in Nursery Avenue, Hale.
(Only one large bed—but I think you will find it quite safe,' he described it to Fred, inviting him to stay.)
It was on the very edge of the built-up area so that he could go running in the Cheshire countryside, far from the dark satanic mills and from the tensions of the university.