As you are no doubt aware a decision was made at the Show last year 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 this year that the Royal Horticultural Society had sold off the hall we use and that it is no longer available for commercial events!
This has caused a great problem and the situation at the moment is that we are desperately trying to find a new venue for the 2013 Show. To date, such a venue has not been found but efforts continue and further information will be given here as and when it is available.
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.