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Home computer secures award win for Cambridge museum




A prototype of the famous Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer has helped a Cambridge museum to win an award.

Jason Fitzpatrick at the Computing History Mueum which has won an award for object of the year a Sinciar Spectrum prototype. Picture: Keith Heppell. (21694806)
Jason Fitzpatrick at the Computing History Mueum which has won an award for object of the year a Sinciar Spectrum prototype. Picture: Keith Heppell. (21694806)

The Centre for Computing History won Object of the Year in the first Museums in Cambridgeshire awards.

The award followed a six-week public voting campaign which saw the Spectrum, donated to the museum by John and Kate Grant of Nine Tiles, finish in top spot.

Mr Grant did the development of Sinclair BASIC back in the early 80s and had the prototype board packed away in his loft ever since.

The centre’s collections manager, Harriet O’Rourke, said: “We are thrilled.”



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