Sadly, it appears that the Ilford company has gone into receivership. As one of many millions who cut their teeth on such classic films as FP4 and HP5 I'm sorry to see them go.
Does this leave Kodak as the only current producer of B&W film? Is a whole art form about to disappear?
While I am a full fledged digital convert, there is no denying that B&W film and "proper" silver based paper prints had a very special look indeed.