As you are no doubt aware a decision was made at the Show in 2011 not to hold the event in 2012 at the Horticultural Hall, our venue since 1994. This was due mainly to the Olympics being held in London and that our normal date of August/September would have clashed with some of the events.
Bearing in mind the lack of accommodation (and the increased cost!) and the anticipated traffic problems really gave us little option. Much time & effort has been spent looking at viable alternative dates but no convenient time that fitted in to the national & international calendar could be found.
We therefore were planning ahead to return to the Horticultural Hall in 2013 and had made our normal provisional booking. However, we were informed earlier that year that the Royal Horticultural Society had sold off the hall we used and that it was no longer available for commercial events!
Following a number of successful years with our bi-annual South of England (Woking) Fair we are now in a much stronger position to be able to once again consider a BIPEX for 2015. PTA Members were canvassed for their thoughts on this in summer 2014.
The Picture Postcard Show (BIPEX) ran as an annual event in London for 36 years and was regarded as one of the biggest and best Postcard Shows in the world.