One of the larger clubs in the Birmingham (UK) area has its own darkroom and apparently non-members can make use of it. I've been debating for years about doing this but have always avoided it because firstly a relative is a fairly senior member and I didn't want to have my photos compared to his, and secondly I don't fancy the competition bias which does seem to exist in this club. I think I may just take the plunge and go along to one of the nights the darkroom facilities are available and see. Then I can always decide whether to go again.