Last week saw the Rugby Cement Plant take part in the annual Heritage Open Days. The days are part of a national event to open various sites of historic interest across the country for members of the public to visit.
We opened the Plant to visitors for two days last week with five, two hour tours taking place. Ian Southcott and Jamie Jordan hosted the visitors with a talk and DVD on the history of Rugby Cement and a tour of the Plant.
The high point (literally) of the day for the visitors was the trip up the tower!
Thank you to Ian and Jamie who showed almost 100 people around, and had some very positive feedback. One member of the public, who was scared of heights, was persuaded to go up the tower and sent a lovely email thanking Ian and Jamie for helping her overcome her anxiety to make it an unforgettable day! One of the visitors was a local reporter from BBC radio who covered the day.