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National Coal Board , Sighthill - Official Opening 1963

About this scrapbook

Back in May 1963, the National Coal Board opened a state-of-the-art Computer Centre at Sighthill featuring the latest technology. It’s no longer there but thanks to photographs taken on the day we can see just what that technology looked like, and how much it has changed!

The photos show massive big pieces of machinery, churning out reams of paper. Operators sitting in front of machines featuring rows and rows of switches. Computer equipment that is taller than those standing next to it. One thing you do notice, is that most of the equipment is being operated by women.

The fabulous images in this scrapbook were all added to the site by The Living Memory Association, who have shared thousands of images to Edinburgh Collected.

Official Opening Of The National Coal Board Scotland Computer Centre At Sighthill 1963