Open day to help celebrate Derbyshire quarry anniversary

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A Peak District limestone quarry and cement works is to celebrate its 85th birthday by opening its gates to the public.

Hope Cement works in the Hope Valley is putting on free tours of the site, along with rides on a steam train, on Saturday, September 6.

The event will run between 10am and 5pm, with free park-and-ride facilities running from the village of Hope.

Ashley Bryan, Hope Construction Materials’ industrial director, said: “Our open days have always been popular in the past and we hope we get a good turnout at this event.

“We want visitors to have a fun day and get an insight into our manufacturing operation at the same time.”

For younger visitors, a variety of paid-for activities will also be available including mini-digger rides, face painting, a magician, refreshments and stilt walkers.