UK computer history gets new home / BCS at 50
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 14:03:20 CDT 2007
Lawrence Wilkinson wrote:
> It's mentioned in this article - is anyone going to the BCS at 50 day there
> tomorrow? I will be there - if anyone's going they can get in touch via
> the mobile number on my Contact page at the site below. I'll also be in
> London Friday and Saturday.
I'll be on site at Bletchley tomorrow from 9:30 or so, up in H Block - almost
certainly in the room housing the Elliott 803 etc. (unless I get dragged into
the workshop next door, or over in the archive room).
It's been a rather busy day today trying to put everything in place for
tomorrow; unfortunately I never got time to look at the list of who's coming
to see whether there were any classiccmpers!
I'm sure we'll run into each other at some stage tomorrow anyway (if I
remember right, the afternoon's "free to wander around on your own" time)
> See http://www.bcsat50.org/ if you want to learn about what's going on,
> though the Bletchley Park day is fully booked.
Yep - the layout of the building where the new museum is makes it hard to take
tours of more than 30 round at a time, which meant there was a limit on how
many places were available in total.
We're open to the general public "properly" around October time (by which time
the ICL 2966 etc. will be in place) - but we often find ourselves giving
people a little peek at things behind the scenes in the meantime! (there's
always quite a few volunteers there on a Saturday, so from a computing
perspective they're the best day to visit the Park)
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