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The news story and editorial about the machine being won by Wolverhampton was published in the 25th February, 1957 issue of the paper.

The photograph of the machine arriving at Wolverhampton was published in the 8th March, 1957 issue of the paper.

Both images (C) Wolverhampton Express & Star



The first introductory course for schools in Electronic Computers was held in December at the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire College of Technology. Christine Hughes, Brenda Tibbetts and Julie Milne of Wolverhampton Girls' High School, and Gerald Stanley of Wolverhampton Grammer School learn the functions of paper tape from Mr Ramsbottom, lecturer in Electronics.

(C) The Times January 1958

'Technology' - The monthly review of training and education for industry, Published by The Times

No. 11 Vol. 1



This mass of valves, nearly 1,000 of them, and other complex electrical equipment, is an "Electronic Dekatron computer" often referred to as as electronic brain. The only one of its kind in the country. It was presented to Wolverhampton and Staffordshire College of Technology by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and came from Harwell. In this picture, the computor is being setup for operation by Mr. C. E. Ramsbottom(left), lecturer in electronics, and Mr. R. Wooldrige, senior lecturuer in mathematics.



Express and Star, May 21, 1961


W.I.C.H. also aids Midland students

(C) Wolverhampton Express and Star
June 22, 1960


Witch celebrates

(C) Express and Star, December 4 1967



Veteran Computers

IEE News, October 13, 1969



Witch made redundant

Express and Star, March 17 1973


Witch the computer earns part retirement

Express and Star, March 28 1973