About Us

Kickstart is an Amiga user group, formed in December 1997 by Rob Gilbert.

We had our initial meeting in March 1998 and never looked back. With over 70 full members at our height, Kickstart used to meet every last Monday of the month at Brook Hall in Ottershaw, Surrey. The hall is still there (now known as Ottershaw Village Hall) and is still our regular home for Kickstart meets.

After over seven years of group meets and running four of our own successful Amiga shows, Kickstart went on hiatus by the mid 2000s – as did much of the Amiga world.

However, with interest in the platform so strong, Kickstart is back and restarts its regular meetings on Sunday 15th October 2023. It’s the first of many, with a whole programme of meets and activities already booked that stretch into 2024. Whether you are a “Kickstart Original” coming back, or new to our club, we can’t wait to see you there!

Chris Green
Club Chairperson