hhh.org.uk site credits and history

The hhh.org.uk roll-call

The current UKH3 website, established in 1999, can trace its origins to the Bicester H3 website in January 1996 when Prof introduced a site with a geographical basis and a clickable image map for the H3 database. It was the first in the world to do so. Since then, the number of UK hashes registered has increased by over 60%, and the postcode or town finder facility is, to the best of my knowledge, also a worldwide first.

There have so far been 8 UKOnSecs elected by the GMs at UK Nash Hashes:

  • Bear (Cambridge) 1981-83
  • Tim Waller (East Grinstead) 1983-85
  • Tim Walters (Surrey) '1985-87
  • Sharky (Dorset Hospitality) 1987-93
  • Pathfinder (Sub-Sixty) 1993-94
  • Sharky again 1994-95
  • Sheepshagger (Mountin' Sheep) 1995-99
  • Prof (Bicester) 1999-2009
  • Pampers (Scarborough) 2009-present

Robo (Cheltenham & Cotswold), editor of Hash Hack, was the first to publish a hard copy of the UKH3 database in 1991. Subsequently Robo or UKOnSecs published these nearly every 2 years but they were discontinued in 2001 when internet usage amongst hashes and hashers became the easiest way of obtaining current hash information. The Worldwide printed directory, however, continues to be printed and distributed every Interhash by the hosts