History of NEL80

The club's official name is North East London '80' User Group, abbreviated to NEL80. It was founded in 1980 in Chingford, north-east London, by Brian Wallace (still a member) and Roger Hamlett. The members then had mostly Tandy Model 1 (TRS-80) computers. This computer was based on the Z80 microprocessor. (Hence NEL = North East London - and the '80' for the year of founding of the club and the number of the Z80 microprocessor. The club rules stated that the club catered for owners of computers based on the '80 series of microprocessors'. The club is referred to as 'Enfield Computer Club' mainly for publicity purposes simply to denote the location.