Lafarge open days
Lafarge opened the doors to the Mountsorrel
Quarry during May, hosting a series of free open days for local
residents and raising money for The Trust.
quarry has been at the heart of the local community becoming an
integral part of the local economy, not only shaping local
businesses, but forging national manufacturing and industry.
Lafarge’s last Open Day in 2004 welcomed more than 4,000
visitors through the gates and they were delighted to extend
another invitation to the local community to visit the site, meet
the team and find out about the activities of a working quarry that
supplies essential materials to help build our world.
There was also an exciting opportunity for one visitor to
detonate the special blast which was programmed during the VIP
quarry tour. The lucky person was drawn from a raffle with all
proceeds going towards The Prince's Trust.
Angus Shedden, Quarry Manager at Mountsorrel, said:
"Visitors were able to find out more about the Mountsorrel
Quarry story and its proud 150-year history. There was a huge
amount to see and learn about including how we operate the site and
design and create new landscapes."
As well as regular tours into the quarry to see some of the
equipment and machinery in action, local people were able to talk
with the experts, discover Lafarge’s rich heritage and enjoy the
visitor attractions on offer.