It’s a computer!
A replica of the world’s first electronic store-program computer, to be precise.
Baby was built in Manchester and ran its first program in June 1948. This replica is now displayed in Science + Industry Museum in Manchester.
If you’re ever in Manchester and have time, I very much recommend Science and Industry Museum, it’s full of interesting things and great for kids too. Anyone been here?
If you didn’t know there was a Roman fort (or what remains of it) in Manchester, now you know. And here are the pictures of it:
The remains of the fort are in the part of town called Castlefield–and this sign explains why:
Here is the link to Wikipedia entry, where you can find more info about this fort.
Are there any remains of Roman civilisation where you live? What historical gems can be found in your home city? Share in the comments!