SJ8498 : Manchester Icons in Tile Mosaic

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Icons in Tile Mosaic
Manchester Icons in Tile Mosaic
One of several tile mosaics created by Mark Kennedy on the side of SJ8498 : Affleck's Palace. Amongst the "icons" depicted are Vimto (first created by John Nichols at Granby Row, Manchester), Rolls Royce (Henry Royce's factory was in Manchester and his partnership with Charles Rolls began at the city's Midland Hotel LinkExternal link ), Dangermouse (created at Cosgrove Hall Studios in the suburb of Chorlton-cum-Hardy LinkExternal link ), Alan Turing (worked at Manchester University and lived in Wilmslow after the War LinkExternal link ), Kellogg's (Based at Trafford Park LinkExternal link ) and Warburtons (founded in Bolton LinkExternal link ).

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Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was born in 1912. In 1935 he developed the concept of the Turing machine, considered to be the basis of the modern theory of computation. It was published in 1936, whilst he studied for a PhD.

During the Second World War Turing worked at Bletchley Park, the Government Code and Cypher School Headquarters, and his invention of the “Bombe” is credited with helping the Allied Forces win the war. Bombe was able to decode the previously “unbreakable” codes produced by the German Enigma machine, thus shortening the war and saving countless thousands of lives. In 1945 Turing was awarded the OBE by King George VI for his wartime services, but his work remained secret for many years.

After the war, Turing worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the ACE, among the first designs for a stored-program computer and in 1948 he joined Max Newman's Computing Machine Laboratory at the University of Manchester, where he helped develop the first digital computer “Baby”. He became part of the team responsible for most of the important breakthroughs in the development of the computer. He also worked on the subject of Artificial Intelligence.

In 1952 Turing disclosed his homosexuality to a detective investigating a burglary at his home. Homosexuality was at that time a criminal offence and he was arrested, and subsequently the man whose work had been crucial to the war effort was prosecuted in for homosexual acts and failed his security clearance at GCHQ, the post-war successor to Bletchley Park. He accepted treatment with DES (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison.

Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. Although the apple was never tested, an inquest determined his death as suicide, but it has been noted that the known evidence is equally consistent with accidental poisoning. In 2009, following an Internet campaign, then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a full and unequivocal official public apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated." Queen Elizabeth II granted him a posthumous pardon in 2013 LinkExternal link (Daily Telegraph report).

LinkExternal link The Alan Turing Home Page maintained by Andrew Hodges, author of “Alan Turing: the Enigma”

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Date Taken
Monday, 5 October, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 9 October, 2015
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8440 9846 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9575N 2:14.1927W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 84400 98477
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Tile Mosaic  Public Artwork  Street Art  Alan Turing  Vimto  Manchester City Centre  Northern Quarter 

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