Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September

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Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September

Post by BigEd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:54 am

This isn't exactly an event, and not Acorn-specific, but I'm planning to visit Jim Austin's spectacular computer collection on Saturday 15th September. It's open to the public on alternate Saturdays - which is a big improvement on the previous open-by-arrangement.

He's got microcomputers, minicomputers, supercomputers, and more. But more by way of a collection than a museum.

If anyone plans to come along on the same day, well, that is then an event!

Website: http://www.computermuseum.org.uk/ (video within)
Address: Corner House Farm, Burdale Lane, Fimber YO25 9LY
The collection was started in about 1986, and represents the technical development of computing from the earliest days to the present day. It holds examples from every generation of computers - mechanical, relay, valve, transistor, and all the variations of integrated circuit. It has a fine collection of supercomputers and a huge IBM mainframe. As well as ten Cray supercomputers. It has one of the largest collections on show of Cray's and Digital Equipment Corporation computers anywhere.

It is housed in over 8000 sq ft of buildings and organised into manufactures.
More info and some screengrabs here.

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It's not without Acorn gear:
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Edit: fix date! Twice!!
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Re: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 13th September

Post by Elminster » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:04 am

Interesting. Not sure I could persuade the family to let me go on a 9 hours driving marathan to visit a loads of computers only a week after dragging them to Cambridge. Good to know they open more regualrly now though, I shall have to plan some dodge to get there, something like 'lets spend a week in the Dales/Pennies, oh and while we are there .......'

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Re: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September

Post by BigEd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:38 am

It is a bit of a marathon for me too, but it has to be done! Tagging a visit onto a Yorkshire holiday is certainly a good fallback. Perhaps also a side-trip, should there be another event in or near Halifax, or Wakefield, or thereabouts.

Edit: fix date... third time's the charm.
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Re: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 13th September

Post by IanS » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:56 am

BigEd wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:54 am
I'm planning to visit Jim Austin's spectacular computer collection on Saturday 13th September.
Nearest Sat 13th Sep is 2025, that's what I call planning ahead. :)


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Re: Jim's Computer Sheds, East Yorks, 15th September

Post by BigEd » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:30 pm

That's just not going to do it for me... let's try Sat 15th instead!

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