Welcome to memory corner! I had feared I was the last man sleeping.
Nice photograph you have there; I hope they were both pleased with it - should have been. Those fabrics were just made to be photographed!
The drift to resin came just before I left the UK and I was able to avoid it right to the end. Once here, I tried the darkroom route again, but just for myself, the pro work being 100% transparencies by then. I simply couldn't get to grips with the multigrade/filter swapping business at all, and as the water here was too bad even with filtration, I gave up. I couldn't use normal, non-resin coated graded papers because of the water shortages... an hour's wash would have got me crucified, just like John Lennon feared. And rightly so. I ended up donating the entire works - Durst 6x7 enlager, Schneider Componons in both 50mm and 80mm, electronic timer, various easles and dishes, developing tanks, the lot, to the local school. No idea of they ever did get a darkroom together, but I'm sure they'd soon have run into the same problems as I.