ICSF The History Book

Welcome to the ICSF history book. The society was founded almost 40 years ago and has grown over the year from modest beginnings with a few books in a cupboard to a library of over 13000, and acquiring a lot of history along the way. Some of that history even has a tendency to turn up a Picocon and natter on about the good all days. The society history page contains the records that we've been told, and can still remember once we've recovered from the hangover the next morning, and contain records of committee and other members, publications and events, with additional pages for each Picocon, and major events in the Library's history.

The information, however, is still incomplete. If you've got anything you can contribute, drop the secretary an email at secretary@icsf.co.uk.

1976
Society Founded
Chair's Pot List Begins
ICSF Bookclub 'Book of the Month' started
First Hay-on-Wye bookcrawl
Books get first "home" - the Green Committee Room
The First Library: Beit Basement
Library is first computerised
TV + VHS Player acquired
Library moved deeper into the basement
Library moved to a portacabin behind the Central Library
Library moved into Beit Media Centre
Library acquires first DVD
Old shelving replaced with uniform, wooden shelves
Library acquires first Blu-ray Disc
Picocon Sofa pot purchased
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
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2002
2003
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2007
2008
2009
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2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016