Discover Corby’s computing heritage with new exhibition

Computer whizzes of the borough can come along and see how technology has developed over the years as the Corby Heritage Centre presents a brand new exhibition
Computer whizzes of the borough can come along and see how technology has developed over the years as the Corby Heritage Centre presents a brand new exhibition
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Computer whizzes of the borough can come along and see how technology has developed over the years as the Corby Heritage Centre presents a brand new exhibition.

The LEO II, Corby and Computers Exhibition allows people to learn the connections Corby has had with computers over many years and see how far we have come with technology today.

Come along and see a Commodore 64 in action, showing popular 1980s children’s TV quiz show Blockbusters and see a section of the original LEO II, a computer that was first used at the Corby Steelworks.

There are also related documents from the team who worked on the project more than 40 years ago to get the computer up and running.

Corby Council’s Lead Member for Community Cllr John McGhee said: “People don’t realise that Corby has had a strong connection with computers over the years, with the Corby Steel Works purchasing one of the first LEO II machines and being the very first place to have one up and running and used for business.

“Whether you’re interested in learning more about the history behind Corby and computers, or you’re already a computer whizz and want to see just how far technology has advanced, come along and take a look!”

The Corby Heritage Centre is open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 4pm and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

This particular exhibition is open from now until October.