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Hope Cement Works celebrates 90 years

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World Cement,

On 1 June, more than 2000 people visited Hope Cement Works in the Hope Valley in Derbyshire, to celebrate the site’s 90th year of operation.

Breedon Group’s Hope Cement Works is the largest cement manufacturing operation in the UK and is a major contributor to the local economy of the Peak District National Park.

The company hosted visitors of all ages from the local area and further afield, who enjoyed a closer look at the quarry and plant. Entertainment included Punch and Judy shows, a birds of prey display, magicians, circus acts, and donkey rides for the younger visitors. This was as well as plant and quarry tours, including access to the plant museum, which looks back over 90 years of the site. Historic vehicle and heavy machine exhibits and simulators, as well as the Nunlow Locomotive (returning to the works for the special occasion) were also popular.

“We are delighted that so many people came along to help celebrate our 90th year,” said Ed Cavanagh, Plant Manager at the Hope site. “The event was a huge success and we have received lots of positive feedback from visitors. Thanks to all the people who made the event so successful – both organisers and visitors. We are very proud of the part we play in the lives and employment of people in the Peak District National Park.”

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