Ah I see. I did load in a fairly dark place, with multiple curtains, but yes, I do see no frame numbers. So I guess it did see some light. Would the loading of the reel into the tank also require complete darkness? (daft question, i guess!)
There wasnt any safelight, but it was during daylight, and the tank, while otherwise fairly light-tight - it does have an opening for the solution to be poured in and that doesnt have a lid, unfortunately - do you think that might affect this?
Is it okay if there is some light exposure between development and fixing? or would that harm the film too?
I will anyways be using the chemistry on a new roll and figure out if things are working!
Thanks for the very detailed answers, im hoping its only the light exposure between loading and development! Fingers X'd!