After attending Gay Pride in June 1994 I made a brave (or was it stupid) decision move to London from my home town Scunthorpe after finding work & accommodation down south.
I’d been in Job Club for a while due to being unemployed so I had a brainwave and wrote letters to most if not all of the bars in London listed in that months Gay Times.
I eventually got 3 replies from pubs in London, One of the replies was from The Father Redcap in Camberwell (SE5) saying they had accommodation.
Another pub The City of Quebec were polite enough to write back to say thanks for the letter but they didn’t have work available.
The last reply was from a pub called The Salmon & Compasses which was on the end of Chapel Street Market, Islington (N1) telling me there was a job going if I took the offer up before the start of August.
Hard to believe but its 20 years since I first used the Internet in 1999. My first search was for a kids TV program RentaGhost and my first email address was a Yahoo.com one.
I’ve used lots of different computers from Windows 95 to Windows 10 even once tried to use a Mac but I couldn’t get on with them. I’ve lost count of how many searches I’ve made over the past 20 years to do with audio software, Internetradio and website programming which is another thing I taught myself (and still learning).