(Got a darkroom at home!! Whee! Hey, I'm not rich, I just found all these wonderful toys in the loft...)
I might try and go to some workshops. There are always some listed in B&W, and for around £90-ish my local group puts on two-day workshops. Might give them a try...
Lith sounds good, pyro sounds extremely useful.
Thanks for your response.
I might take up the "challenge" and print two or three of my good'uns from the past few months on to some Ilford Postcards and join the postcard list.