March 4th, 2017

A quick cache on the way to Swindon - Crossing the Severn
Computer Museum, Swindon - Swindon Steam Railway Museum

Ruins of Whitland Abbey. A C12th to C16th Cistercian Monastery and the place where Hywel Dda drew up his Laws around 940
Geocache at Whitland Abbey
Entrance to Whitland Abbey
Second Severn Bridge Crossing.
The longest bridge in Britain
Control Panel from Atlas, 1963
The world's first supercomputer
Computer Museum, Swindon
PDP-8 Mini-Computer, 1965.
By 1973 it was the best selling
computer in the world
Computer Museum, Swindon
Teletypes were developed in the 1870's and used until the 1980's when replaced by faxes, PC's and the internet
Computer Museum, Swindon
Apple II Plus, 1979
Computer Museum, Swindon
I used to have a 4 column version at high school. It was really cool
Computer Museum, Swindon
Atari 400
Atari's first home computer
Computer Museum, Swindon
Felt and Tarrant Comptometer, 1909. Invented in the 1870's
Computer Museum, Swindon
Curta Calculator, 1948
A varient of Leibnitz's Arithmometer
Computer Museum, Swindon
Otis King Cylindrical Slide-rule, 1960
Computer Museum, Swindon
Nippon Calculator. I joined the computer club in 1970.
We used this and I still own one
Computer Museum, Swindon
Slide Rules. Yep, still got mine
Computer Museum, Swindon
IBM Personal Computer
Computer Museum, Swindon
Mackintosh SE 30
Computer Museum, Swindon
Commodore 64
Computer Museum, Swindon
Amstrad CPC 464, 1984
Computer Museum, Swindon
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3, 1987
Computer Museum, Swindon
Sinclair QL, 1985
Computer Museum, Swindon
Acorn Electron, 1983
Computer Museum, Swindon
Palm Pilot, 1999. Sharp PC-1500, 1991. Sharp PC-1245, 1983.
Casio FX-820P, 1984
Computer Museum, Swindon
Fowler's Universal Calculator.
William Henry Fowler founded the company in 1898
Computer Museum, Swindon
Atari Lynx, 1989. The world's first hand held games console.
A rival to Nintendo's Game Boy
Computer Museum, Swindon
Monkey Island, got it
Red Alert, got it
Age of Empires, got it and still play it
Computer Museum, Swindon
Maltron Keyboard
Computer Museum, Swindon
Atari 520 ST, 1985
Computer Museum, Swindon
Nentime Electronic Wrist Watch Calculator, 1979. Still got my Omega watch calculator. Looks very similar.
Computer Museum, Swindon
Locomotive wheel sets on display at the Swindon Designer Outlet.
3 million shoppers a year with 105 stores. Built within the old Swindon railway workshops

GWR Fire Engine, Swindon
Dennis Fire Engine - 'N' Type, 1912
AM 2747
Swindon Steam Museum

In its heyday, Swindon Works covered 300 acres, employed 14,000 people and was the largest manufacturer of locomotives in the world
Swindon Steam Museum
Royal Carriage built in Swindon by the Great Western Railway, 1897 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Swindon Steam Museum
GWR 7800 Class 7821 Ditcheat Manor built in 1938
Swindon Steam Museum
GWR class 6000 King George V
Swindon Steam Museum
King George V with
Bristolian Headboard
Swindon Steam Museum
Steam Trains and Displays at the Swindon Steam Museum
Levers to play with in the
North Somerset Signal Box
Swindon Steam Museum
North Somerset Junction
Signal Box
Swindon Steam Museum
Great Western Railways 'North Star' broad gauge steam locomotives designed by Robert Stephenson, 1837
Swindon Steam Museum
No. 150
R. Stephenson & Co.
Engineers, Newcastle on Tyne, 1837

Swindon Steam Museum
Don't touch the red lever!
Swindon Steam Museum
Oh no! You touched the red lever!
Swindon Steam Museum
Don't release the brake!
Swindon Steam Museum
Railway Company Seal Dies. An engraved steel disc with the company name around the circumference enclosing an industrial scene Swindon Steam Museum
Caerphilly Castle 4073 with Cheltenham Flier Headboard. The world's fastest train, viewed from above and below
Swindon Steam Museum
Steam Locomotive Nameplates, Swindon Steam Museum
Decisions, decisions
Swindon Steam Museum
Mmmm, got a few bits left over
Swindon Steam Museum
It's here somewhere
Swindon Steam Museum
Hinton Manor Steam Engine displaying a
Severn Valley Railway Headboard
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon
A virtual geocache. Done!
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon
Great Western Railway Coat of Arms
Swindon Steam Museum
3 Wheeled Scammell Mechanical Horse, 1934
Swindon Steam Museum
Tide Gauge used during the construction of the Royal Albert Bridge, 1850's
Swindon Steam Museum

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