Born 1934 - died 6th August 2017.
After a career in the Merchant Navy achieving his Masters certificate, Peter Bird ‘discovered’ computing, studied programming and applied for jobs in computing. Interviewed by J. Lyons & Co. for an operator job and joined Lyons 1964 as an operator on the LEO III. Promoted rapidly to Operations Manager, then overall Systems Manager.
After retirement Peter Bird became interested in the history of Lyons and in the LEO story, resulting in the publication of his book on LEO and subsequently on Lyons the Food Empire.
The LEO Computer Society book LEO Remembered is dedicated to Peter.
Peter’s obituary was posted on the Guardian Newspaper website in the OTHER LIVES section on 10th September 2017. To view it, click on the following link :
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On October 14th it appeared on page 38 of the Guardian print edition in the Other Lives section of the Saturday edition.
The Wikipedia entry for Peter Bird, can be viewed by clicking on this link : External Link : Click Here >>>
Peter Bird Collection in the LEO Computers Society Archive:
As part of his research for his book on LEO, Peter Bird collection many photographs, documents and other materials which have now been donated to the LEO Computers Society, and are currently being digitised and catalogued here at CCH as part of our National Lottery Heritage-Funded LEO project. Work is ongoing, but you can view the current catalogue here:
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