Spectacular sunshine welcomed visitors to Hanson Cement’s open day in Ketton on Saturday as almost 2,000 people enjoyed steam train rides and watching giant quarry machinery demonstrating their raw power.
The event was opened by Andrew Brown, High Sheriff of Rutland, who used his ceremonial sword to cut a ribbon held by brothers Zac and Oliver Greenhalgh, from South Luffenham.
As well as giving visitors the chance to see inside the works, one of the main aims was to raise money for three charities: the Evergreen Care Trust, St John Ambulance and Stamford Kiwanis. More than £6,000 was donated on the day.
Plant manager Stewart Jones said: “I am thrilled that the open day was such a tremendous success following a great deal of hard work by the site team.
“The reward on the day though was well worth it and I’m really pleased so many people had such an enjoyable day.”