The first meeting I had with David Clement was in February 1986. There was a large amount of activity from then on. I was only working half-time (not for the BDAA), so could dedicate a large amount of time to this. There were many meetings, trips to Europe and all around Britain trying to raise awareness and interest people and groups in the opportunity of buying Broome Farm as a really dynamic centre. Eventually the support was there to make a good offer to the Clement Family. We were all very perplexed and disappointed when the family refused that offer and insisted it went to auction. So the awareness raising and fund-raising went from March 1987 to July 1987.