We started with just a manual typewriter and telephone with hand drawn illustrations of the cottages. We purchased wall charts to record the bookings.
We then up-graded to an electric typewriter, which was replaced a year later with our first black & white Amstrad computer, enabling us to produce marketing material in-house and compile databases. Little did we know then just how basic and ‘clunky’ this first computer was!!
The day the brand new fax machine appeared in the office we all stood around to hear the high-pitched squealing noises emitting from its interior, not entirely sure as to how it managed to transmit written data down a telephone line. Still a bit of a mystery for some of us!
Our booking confirmations were typed using carbon paper and produced in triplicate. Remember those days?
But of course we still retained the wall charts to record the bookings...