Very enjoyable meeting on Saturday.
Rafal, The textured papers I was using were Fotospeed Tapestry and Kentmere Art Classic. Both long since gone off the market. I think that it is still possible to get a graded textured paper from Bergger in France. I have tried their Portrait Prestige. It has a white base, but might warm up in toner http://www.bergger.com/inter/fine.html.
I thought that textured papers were effectively lost to darkroom users forever. But by total coincidence I was looking through the current edition of B&W Magazine today and see that Ilford have announced a new paper that is getting rave reviews: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/...graphic+Papers.