Hello Wendy and yes Dave I remember Derek Riley. I know May 2010 seems a long way off but I expect some of those who may want to come are getting booked up for this year already. Anyway 40th seems like a nice round number and ties in nicely with May 1st being a Saturday if we are to make a day of it. Another year will give all the (us) old'uns something else to hang on for as well.
A lot will depend on the availability of the Coach House and willingness of the landlord, something I didn't want to sound out until enough interest had been indicated to make it a viable proposition.