To be honest with you all I was considering shelving this years Convention, for several reasons not least as events began to fall into place for the end of September. Which you all know about, I am sure. I was aware we were safe for the 15th as I had made enquires some months ago and I could have been much happier had the possible date in mid-summer come to frutrition. Which would have left us nicely clear. As those of you at Lakeside last October will no doubt recall, I had asked two questions to the audience. One was how many would like to return to Greenford and The Visitation Centre? With the other being, to how many of you was it an advantage to know the date for next year well in advance? There was about a 50% request for both these possibilities. The date was not a problem as I had in fact been aware this could help quite a number of you, what I did forget at the time was, Lakeside have held a very successful event for a number of years revolving around 'The Shadows' in mid-September. I then tried mid-October and as I suspected the two dates I requested were taken. So we then returned to thoughts of the Visitation Centre. James and I had intended to go and have a look soon after last years Convention but it never happened, so on the 7th July we finally made it. We were concerned about the decor and initial impressions were encouraging, when we arrived in the car-park. However, upstairs was not so good but there was something special about it and it has a superb stage. We were made very welcome by 'Mr Tony' and everything fell into place after this.
Date;- Saturday 15th September 2012 (as stated at Lakeside last October).