Three years ago, I wanted to start a PHP user group in Hampshire. After discussing this with Lee, we found that PHP Hampshire already existed in a small form.
I contacted James and we met with him and Simon at the Deco in Southsea to put together a plan to build a credible user group, and perhaps even a conferences one day.
A great deal has happened since then, and I am proud of what has been achieved thanks to the contributions of so many people giving up their time and knowledge
I was reminded of this today, when I came across this screenshot of the first "real" version of the PHP Hampshire website.