Mary Coombs

Mary Coombs

Born 1929

Mary Coombs (nee Blood) was the first woman to work on the Lyons Electronic Office (LEO) computers. She didn't take the typical route to becoming a computer programmer; she earned a BA Honours degree in French from Queen Mary University in London and then took a holiday job at Lyon’s, the well known catering company with a chain of tea shops (known as Lyon’s Corner Houses) throughout the UK. Despite not studying maths formally, her maths skills led to a place with Lyons’ Statistical Office and there Mary learned of an opening with the department working on the LEO computers.

LEO was the world’s first computer used exclusively for business applications. Mary completed Lyons’ ‘computer appreciation course’ with a stellar performance that led to an offer of a job in the computer division with Frank Land, working on the LEO from 1952 on. 

Mary worked on programming the LEO to handle payroll. She is recognised as the first female commercial programmer. She became a supervisor and worked to locate and repair coding errors in the programs created by others. She worked on the LEO I, II, and III and her experience led to her being in charge of rewriting the programs from LEO II to be used on LEO III. She went on to work for English Electric Leo Computers and International Computers Limited as these companies eventually merged.

Mary Coombs was one of the women profiled in our Women in Computing Festival 2017 of entitled Where Did All the Women Go?. Click here for the Women in Computing timeline created for that event.


 

 

 

 

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dK'tronics Hardware and Software [Advert] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Sinclair ZX81 Advert [Advert] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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Windfall (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
1K Chess [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Orbit (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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ZX81 Re-Number (Utility) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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Power Boat (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Zap (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Tourist Trap (16K Adventure Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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First Steps in Machine Code [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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Screen Pokes for ZX80 and ZX81 [Article] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
One Armed Bandit [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Othello (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
Swappo (16K Game) [Type-In Listing] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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Quicksilva - Nick Lambert Interview [Interview] ZX Computing Summer 1982 May 1982
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Spectrum Joystick Interface [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 49 - 8-14 December 1983 1983
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Forty Niner Advert [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
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Storage Solution [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
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An easy life for some [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
The Official Frogger [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
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"Adventures into imagination" [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
Deathchase [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
Securi Tape A must for all Commodore 64 owners! [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
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Mastercode Assembler for the Commodore 64 [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
The Dan Diamond Trilogy [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
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New Releases - Jumbly [News Item]
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
New Releases - Lost Tomb [News Item]
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983 April 1983
Clive's New Year micros [News Item]
Sinclair is going to release two new micros next year
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Rock'n wrestle [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
BBC 32K axed [News Item]
Acorn has ceased manufacture of the 32K BBC model B
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Clive booked! [News Item]
The Sinclair Story - first full-length book about Clive Sinclair
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Atari goes slow on 260ST [News Item]
Firmware upgrades for the Atari 520ST
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Amstrad in 'copier' row [News Item]
Amstrad incites infringements of the Copyright Act (1956)
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Atari admits to delay on 260ST [News Item]
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Sir Fred [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Sinclair's wafers [News Item]
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
On the crest of a wave [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
I, of the mask [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Flight Simulator Special! [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Wah! [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Zoids [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Disc system [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Popular's Xmas Crackers [Article] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Trivia + Atlantis [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Think! A supreme test of logic and strategy [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
The Greatest Computer Game Ever Written - Tau Ceti [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
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Man O' War [Article] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
S'no fun [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Electron & BBC Micro User Show [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
The Writer [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Elektraglide drives you to distraction! [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Halley's Comet [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Yak's Progress [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Touch Pad Screen Artist [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
M/C Programmers for Amstrad 464/ 128/ 256 - CBM 64/128 - Atari [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Kaga Taxan KP810 NLQ Dot Matrix Printer [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Sabre Wulf [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Skyfox [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Top Charts - Top Twenty/ Readers' Chart No 49 [News Item]
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Charts [News Item]
Top 20 & Readers' Chart No 55
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Pick of the week - Bizarre Scenario [News Item]
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
3" DISKS 39 FOR 10 [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
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Steeplejack
Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
Sir Fred [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
Bounty Bob Strikes Back! [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 45 - 7-13 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 51 - 19-25 December 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
Commando [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Zoids [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Moving up to 16-bit [Interview] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
Their Finest Hour [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
MS-2000 Mouse [Review] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 49 - 5-11 November 1985 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Name: Andrew Pennell [Interview] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Sir Fred [Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 50 - 12 -18 December 1985 December 1985
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986 1986
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[Advert] Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 13 - 27 March - 2 April 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 22 - 29 May-4 June 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 22 - 29 May-4 June 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 23 - 5-11 June 1986 1986
Commodore to shed another 70 jobs [News Item]
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 23 - 5-11 June 1986 1986
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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 5 No 23 - 5-11 June 1986 1986
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