Computer control room

Queens Road

By Ian Hudson

Photo:Computer control room.

Computer control room.

JLP Archive Collection

Photo:Computer control room.

Computer control room.

JLP Archive Collection

Access was available to all terminals throughout the shop from this room.  The control panels had to be kept at a constant temperature so the doors were always kept closed and the room air conditioned.

The trolley in the first photograph, with the red wheels, was used to take a replacement cash register wherever it was needed.  They were very large and incredibly heavy in those days.

This page was added by Ian Hudson on 17/09/2007.
Comments about this page

To help keep the temperature down, the windows had a special heat repellent film stuck to them.  I remember being told how incredibly expensive this was!

By Michael Horniman
On 02/10/2007

This was always the secret room at the end of the corridor.  Only to be entered by the important computer buffs.

I remember when being allowed in, after I went to work in Credit Management, I felt very special; but was quite dissappointed.

By Jenny Hammond
On 04/02/2008